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Verwood & Three Legged Cross Twinning Association

August 2020
Summer Newsletter

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Important Notices

All members should now be aware of the following:

1: Cancellation of the Twinning visit to Orée-d'Anjou in September 2020.

It is with disappointment that due to the current Covid-19 situation the committee can confirm that the planned trip to Orée-d'Anjou, France during September 2020 has been cancelled and it is hoped that it can occur in 2021.

All deposits have now been refunded by Sandra, our Treasurer.

2: Cancellation of the Twinning visit to Blackpool & Liverpool.

The parent company of the coach company SHEARINGS ceased trading so the visit in October had to be cancelled. Refunds are being processed by the agent through the ABTA  scheme – but this could take some time.

Happy hour is starting earlier and earlier. If this keeps up, I’ll be pouring wine in my cereal!

Death of Dorothy Curd in June 2020


We have been informed of the sad news that Dorothy Curd has passed away this June. Current members may not be aware that in 1981, a letter was sent from a director of Manitou (Mr Himsworth) to the Verwood Parish Council, requesting a meeting to discuss a possible twinning between Verwood and Champtoceaux.
A meeting was arranged at the Monmouth Ash Public House, at which Mr Himsworth (a Director of Manitou) and four Parish Councillors,
R (Ron) V W Curd, L (Leo) Roberts, G (Gordon) J Thorne and F W (Bill) Williams, were present making Dorothy and her husband Ron founder members of the Verwood Twinning Association and were Officers & members of the Association until age forced them to retire to their family in Exeter, where Ron died in 2018 at the grand old age of 105. He was a Councillor for many years. They were also founder members of the Verwood Amateur Dramatic Society.
The Picture shows Ron and Dorothy at their Home in Lake Road Verwood in 2005.

30 Days Hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31 … except March and April which had 8000.

The Future

As everybody is now aware the current programme of meetings in the Heritage Centre has currently been postponed with most events being delayed to next year (hopefully). The problem is that in our 2 main venues it would be difficult to maintain social distancing at the present time.

Your committee is continuously monitoring the situation but it is unlikely that meetings will be possible in the immediate future. We will check the situation for the AGM and if it has to be delayed then the next main event would be the extravaganza in December.

I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator.

The Lockdown Continues


The Crew of a return flight from Malaga on Sunday the 26th of July 2020, counted 11 cruise ships from Weymouth bay to the Isle of Wight. The photo (Taken by one of the pilots - Matthew) shows Weymouth bay from about FL180. (I personally counted 7 in the photo).

Every few days try your jeans on to make sure they fit.
Pyjamas will have you believe all is well in the Kingdom.

Your Committee Members.

Chairman Clive Grove (01202 826449) – (twinning@verwood.org)
Vice Chair Susan Shaw (01202 813526
Secretary Carol Geary
Treasurer  Sandra Grove
Minutes Secretary Carol Geary
Membership Secretary John Pettitt
Newsletter / Facebook Debbie Scott
Council Representative Sandra Grove
Speaker Organiser Gill Armstrong
Website Stuart Clifton (webmaster@verwood.org)
Other Committee Members Avril Pettitt, Susan Shaw Mike Armstrong, Sheila Holingsworth, Catherina Green, Tony Squibb & Vivien Clifton.

 

 

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February 2020
Winter Newsletter

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Forthcoming Events

Members Meeting - 12th March

 

Quiz Night (Memorial Hall - 27th March

Denise Edwards will be talking to us about ‘Life as a Stunt Woman’

 

Your quiz master will be Terry with his glamourous assistant Anjie. £10.00 per ticket. Inc. a fish & chip supper. (CANCELLED)

Members Meeting - 9th April

 

Members Meeting - 14th May

John Hawkins will be talking to us about ‘The History of Ringwood’.

 

 

Suzanne Kempe will be talking to us about ‘New Forest Ponies’.

 

 

News

Committee Members

We have a vacancy on the committee if you’d like to get involved.
Please contact Clive if you are interested.
 

Dates For Your Diary

Swing Band Dance hosted by The Rotary Club 14th March 2020 at the Memorial Hall

Oree d’Anjou
17th September to 20th September 2020
*Please hand your £50pp cheque to Sandra by 27th March to confirm your place. 

Blackpool & Liverpool Trip
19th October – 23rd October (Only 2 rooms available – can either be a double or can be a twin)
*Please ring Jane Cowley on 01932 808590 if you’re interested.

 

What You Have Missed

Members Meeting - October 2019

 

Members Meeting - July 2019

Christopher Legrand talked to us about the beauty of France with its Château’s and its architecture by designer Antonio Gaudi.

 

Steve Herra spoke to us about his life aboard the   Cunard ships, its History and the Glamorous Stars who have travelled on board.

Christmas Party - December 2019

 

Christmas Extravaganza - December 2019

Cliff Path and the Zig Zags did us proud and entertained us throughout the night. Everyone enjoyed a boogie, a ploughmans supper, topped off with a huge raffle.

 

The Twinning committee were out in force keeping the Verwood community warm with mulled wine & mince pies, and not forgetting our marshmallow sticks for all the kids.

Your Committee Members

Chairman Clive Grove (01202 826449)

 

twinning@verwood.org


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Vice Chair Susan Shaw (01202 813526
Secretary

Carol Geary

Treasurer  Sandra Grove
Minutes Secretary Carol Geary
Membership Secretary

John Pettitt

Newsletter / Facebook Debbie Scott
Council Representative Sandra Grove
Speaker Organiser

Gill Armstrong

Website Stuart Clifton (webmaster@verwood.org)
Other Committee Members

Avril Pettitt,  Susan Shaw Mike armstrong, Sheila Holingsworth, Catherina Green, Tony Squibb & Vivien Clifton.

 

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