This Club returned to the Royal Oak, Green St. Green with 18 members attending. It was a very enjoyable evening and we were well looked after by our waitresses who managed to serve the correct food to everyone, despite the multiple choices ordered and sorting out the individual bills at the end. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food and enjoyed a very good sociable evening.
Six members made the trip up to London Bridge - Bob, Berenice, Roger, Nigel, Lawrence and David.
We made our way over London Bridge to Leadenhall Market and its Victorian architecture and on to the adjacent Lloyds building and other high-rise office buildings. There was also a visit to the Royal Exchange before heading back across the bridge and a welcome drink in the George.
Polesdon Lacey, 11th August - this is an Edwardian National Trust property near Dorking and eight members and partners made the trip on a bright, sunny day. After a coffee break on arrival we went for an interesting tour around the house with its many artefacts and featuring an exhibition of the people that worked there. After lunch we wandered around the gardens and herbaceous borders and vegetable beds. The trip also happened to coincide with a jazz afternoon and there was a good crowd seated and picnicking on the lawns. There was time for tea and cake before the trip home for what was an enjoyable day.
After the meeting to consider Club business the presentation of competitions awards took place.