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Newsletter Issue 167

Hello, hope you all remembered to put your clocks back.

I have to start with sharing a little of your chairman’s big day on Saturday. It started off with a short live interview on Radio Gloucester at 9.10a.m. over the ‘phone. We then had a calming cup of tea before setting off to Cirencester for the book signing at 11.00a.m.

Our younger daughter, Sarah who is local was first to have her book signed before heading off into town to hand out flyers directing folks to Octavia’s bookshop to buy a copy and have it dedicated and signed by the author.

The first non-family person in the queue was Noddy (Ian) Holder sporting his MidGlos cap! Several people from the club came to buy books. Thank you for your support.

It was a day full of surprises! Howard’s sister left her house at 6.45 a.m. to catch a train, change in Birmingham and then take a taxi from Cheltenham to Cirencester. We had no idea she was coming! Our next huge surprise was when Sarah walked into the shop, accompanied by our elder daughter, Kate and her two daughters Hetty and Milly. They’d travelled up from Guildford – again a total surprise!

After lunch together, we all went our separate ways. What a day!

To cap it all, the publisher and the manager of the shop were delighted by the turnout for an as yet unknown local author and were keen to know if there would be a sequel (he has the beginning and the end and is working on the middle bit).

As promised, I can now tell you that we raised £155.00 for our “Wear it Pink” day in support of research into breast cancer. Thank you again to all who participated.

Well done to everyone who took part in the Interclub on Wednesday evening against Cheltenham Spa – an impressive win! Sadly, it wasn’t quite the same in the afternoon against GIBA. Two MidGlos rinks only won of the six. Far be it from me to boast but our rink was the winning rink!

The next Interclub match is this Wednesday with the second round of the Denny Cup on Saturday, 4th November at 10.00a.m. followed by the friendly against Dowty at 2.00p.m. On Sunday, 5th November, the under 30s are playing their next round in Solihull. Good luck to everyone.

There has been a request from the people on whom the burden usually falls to tidy up after a game. Clear your debris from the tables both rink side and in the lounge area. Please put the pushers back in their rightful places and put the chairs back tidily in both areas. Thank you.

During the week Ken Mann’s posted some very sage advice which I deemed suitable for inclusion in the newsletter:

In wine there is wisdom 

In beer there is strength

In water there is bacteria.

You decide.

I’ve decided!

Take care.


Linda Watkin-Jones.

Director (PR & Marketing).

My favourite image from the book.

2 replies on “Newsletter Issue 167”

What a wonderful day you guys had. And for your children to be involved must have been the icing on the cake. Can’t wait to get my book signed by the man himself

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