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Upcoming celebration

General 2014 Posted on 14 April 2019 17:56

Greetings all

An event to enter in your Social Calendar.

Mike West is about to join the distinguished Eight-O Club and, as is our wont these days, we will be marking the occasion with a Do.

The day: Tuesday, May 14th . Time: 12.30. Location: Cosmo in the Peace Gardens.

If you’d like to be there would you please let me know, either by email [] or by phone [2757 612 or 07722 009162]. I will be on holiday from April 17th to May 4th, so if it’s between these days when you contact me, please use email as I will be checking it whilst I’m away.

The cost of the buffet is £8.50 per person , but the total cost [including cake etc] will depend on the number of people at the lunch, so I will let you know about that nearer the time.

Hope to see as many of you as possible to help Mike celebrate. Please pass on this information to anyone you think might want to come who does not have access to the Blog.


Quiz Afternoon

General 2014 Posted on 17 January 2015 18:42

Geoff Woohouse has kindly offered to organise a quiz for us intelligent ramblers. It will be on Saturday 7th March, 2.00- 4.30 at Red Deer Public House. There is a room upstairs which they let groups use free of charge. Dave Jeffries has used it and he said it might be suitable for us. Malcolm and I went to have a look last night. The pub is on Pitt Street which is behind West Street and is a short distance passed WestSt,Tram stop. Turn up Mappin St and first left onto Pitt Street. The pub is on the right. There were well over 50 in the room last night but it was very crowded. I think 40 would be ideal.
We can’t take our own food and drink but we can buy alcohol, tea and coffee, snacks etc at the bar downstairs if we want to.
Also there will be a collecting tin in the room for Weston Park Hospital.
Hope to see you there

Lynn and Malcolm x

repaired bridge

General 2014 Posted on 9 January 2015 13:58

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Any one for Coffee?

General 2014 Posted on 3 January 2015 18:47


I will be in the Blue Moon café ( near the Cathedral) at 11.0 am on Thursday morning if anyone wants to join me for a chat.

Happy New Year


Xmas Dinner

General 2014 Posted on 30 November 2014 19:52

Greetings all
First of all I must apologise profusely for the delay with this menu. It’s been a long story of emails and phone calls, but let’s leave the tale there.

It’s at the Peacock at Stannington on Sunday 14th and we’re aiming to be there by 4pm.

It’s 3 courses for £17.95. The owner did (reluctantly) offer a 2 course option but it had to be a starter and main (no desserts) and he was not happy to have 2 course and 3 course options in the same party as this makes serving difficult. Well, as he pointed out he could easily get another party in who would all happily have the 3 courses, so he’d be losing out on offering 2. He would only give a £2 reduction anyway, so the 3 course option is better value for money. (You can always put the dessert in a doggie bag if it’s too much for you!)

The menu is attached with a letter beside each dish. Could you let me know as soon as possible, please, what you’d like so I can pass the choices on to the Peacock . You can email me ( or phone (2757 612).

We do have to pay a £5 deposit each, so if you’re coming to the Wednesday lunch this week, you could pay me then. If you won’t see me before the dinner, don’t panic, I’ll put the £5 in for you and you can give it to me on the day. (Don’t you worry, if you don’t turn up, I’ll be round your house with the heavies pretty quick. Though I’m wondering who could fit that bill?)



Concert ticket

General 2014 Posted on 27 November 2014 17:16

I have a spare front row balcony ticket for the Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott (ex The Beautiful South) concert at City Hall on Thursday 4th December, 7.30pm. Margaret was coming but is now not able to do so. If anyone would like to come along (& doesn’t mind being seen out with me!) the ticket is FREE to the first caller to 07784 571017.

Neil Barthorpe

Xmas Lunch Wednesday 3 December

General 2014 Posted on 25 November 2014 20:47

9.14 Train from Sheffield the walk starts at 9.32 am The leaders John and Joan Taylor will meet the party at the station in Hathersage. The walk is 7 mile (intermediate) and the lunch is booked for 1.30pm.

Countryfile – Outdoor Capital

General 2014 Posted on 24 November 2014 15:32

Some people may know that Countryfile is running a poll to see which is the best city in Britain for people who love the countryside. At present Sheffield is running second to Edinburgh.
If you want to vote it seems that you have to register on the Countryfile website. If you want to, go to

From there I think you can register, and then go back to the page where you vote.

It would be good if we could drive Edinburgh off the top spot!

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