2019 Programme

February 28th: Annual General Meeting. This was held in St Catherine’s Church Hall. Christopher Legrand gave a fascinating talk after the meeting on ‘Treasures of Dorset’.

March 20th: A pub lunch was held at the Stocks Public House, Furzehill. Good food, drink and conversation were enjoyed by the 15 members who came along.

May 10th: A skittles evening was held by the Valognes Twinning Association (WVTA) with a fish and chip supper at Pamphill Village Hall.

June 5th: We had another enjoyable pub lunch, this time at Lambs Green in Corfe Mullen, with 14 members involved.

Regular boules matches at Redcotts with Valognes members will, weather permitting, take place at 7.00 p.m. on a Friday evening for about an hour, after which we can retire to the Green Man for a quick refresher before heading home. Even if you have no boules of your own you can still come along, either to just watch or to join in as several of us have more than one set. If you have never played, just come along and learn, it’s great fun!

July 18th to July 22nd: We had a marvellous exchange visit with our friends in Ochsenfurt. On the Friday we had a coach trip to Bad Kissingen including a river trip up to the Bismarck Museum. On the Saturday Peter Wesselowsky gave a talk on the history of the twinning of our two towns. On the Sunday we visited the Town Art Gallery where we looked at art from the locality and also some of Tony Roberts’s paintings. The 2019 Visit page gives some more details with photographs.

September 5th: We will visit the Langham Wine Estate. The vineyard is at Crawthorne near Dorchester. There are still a few places left for any late comers - contact Philip Maul if you are interested.

November 16th and 17th: This weekend we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of our society. The committee is currently planning events for this important occasion, and detailed information will be provided as soon as it is available.

We are looking into look the possibility of a coach trip to one of the Christmas markets, such as Bath, which appears to be the most like German Christmas markets. We need to have names of those interested by September to be sure of getting a coach arranged, so please contact Secretary Anthea if you fancy this, by August 31st.

Updates to the programme are given in newsletters that are circulated to members. Items for the newsletter or queries about the programme should be addressed to Anthea Cross. The most recent newsletter can be seen here. The previous newsletter is also available.