It was another return visit to the Royal Oak, Green St. Green with 13 members and partners attending, despite one or two notable absences. It was another enjoyable evening and were well looked after by our usual waitresses who once again added to the proceedings of the evening. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food (except the steaks) and everyone 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 - an Edwardian National Trust property near Dorking with eight members and partners making 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.