I hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us in Reydon, Southwold, for this year’s AGM and pre-AGM workshop! In addition to the details in CW 458 & CW 459, here are the detailed times allowing YOU to come along to the AGM/Workshop, and your family/friends to make the most of the day exploring and enjoying the delights of this attractive seaside town.
Venue: the Church Room, St Margaret of Antioch Church, Wangford Road, Reydon, SOUTHWOLD, IP18 6PB. It’s on the 61 bus route (NOT the 62, as in CW459 – sorry, my typo), ask for the Church or the adjacent Cemetery. Drivers: park in the large car park on the Southwold side of the churchyard, or in the small layby on the Wangford Road. (Or – on our very long and wide drive – which can also accommodate one or two camper vans or caravans and offer electric points – 2 external – and water tap – but I need to know in advance!)
Walk around the Church and we’re meeting in the Church Room – an extension at the rear, enter by the side door. Fully accessible toilet adjacent.
09.00 am – door opens. Refreshments available from 9.30 & throughout the day.
10.00 am – all systems workshop with Roger Digby.
12.15-1.45 – lunch break. Either stay in the room, or saunter around the churchyard (some fascinating gravestones – including the movingly small ones for infants; ponder the reasons behind the tragic young man, voted “Young Trawlerman of the Year” aged 17, and then died at 19; speculate about the wife of a previous incumbent, buried not at Reydon with her husband but in Highgate Cemetery, London, “with Jesus, which Is much better” – huge marital bust up? There are also several War Graves in the churchyard). Alternatively, come to the Randolph Hotel.
I’ll circulate a menu from the nearby Randolph Hotel, which is a mere half mile away, and offers a wide range of food & drink to suit all pockets. If we pre-order the food it should save time.
Some of you may prefer to bring your own food, or perhaps have a whistle stop trip into Southwold and perhaps enjoy your sandwiches or fish and chips on the Pier?
5pm – we close the room up and relax.
Some of us will be going for an evening meal in a nearby pub/hotel – if possible, please let Roger Gawley, ICA Secretary know if you’d like to join us so we can book a table. We’ll be going to a “musician friendly” venue, so don’t forget to bring along your concertina and other instruments…and your friends and family, naturally.
Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Saturday, 18th October.
Gill Noppen-Spacie (Reydon, Southwold, Suffolk, & Denby Dale, West Yorkshire)