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Newsletter Issue 71

Hello again,

Like most of you, I can’t believe it’s almost December. Where has the year gone (apart from a few months spent locked down)?

This afternoon, Howard and I along with several other MidGlos members attended Jim Geoghegan’s funeral. It was very moving. In his final few days he had asked that his fire engine be there.

It is some years since he worked for the London Fire Brigade, but he and a number of the old crew who used to work with him when he drove the vehicle, clubbed together to buy and restore it. It had to be driven up from Kent this morning and arrived on time being driven at a respectful speed with the blue lights flashing and the gleaming bell ringing. Members of his former team were dressed in very smart black firemen’s uniform with one bearing the flag.

He would have been very proud to have seen it. His very brave daughter, Nicola, gave a heartfelt eulogy of a wonderful father and man. I’m sure everyone there was as touched as I was. There’s no doubt that he’s left a huge hole in his family’s life.

In the last newsletter, I talked of the forthcoming Yetton match against Cotswold. I’m pleased to report that we won and so go on to play North Wilts (a challenge but we’ll do our best as usual).

Tomorrow morning, 26th November, MidGlos A are playing the Mason tournament – one rink at home and one in Malvern. Fingers crossed!

The first of the Saturday mixed Interclubs is being played this Saturday. MidGlos is playing Barnwood at 1.00pm. The next round takes place on 4th December followed by the last in the initial round on 18th December.

Things are starting to appear on the Christmas raffle table and people have begun buying tickets for the draw on 18th December. If you would like to donate, just pop your donation on the covered snooker table.

I think that the news of the change to the catering for the Newport friendly on Sunday has been delivered to all those playing. However, just in case, the cost will now be £5.00 since it is just tea and biscuits (the reason for the change is that Newport can no longer offer catering and feel uncomfortable in that they can’t reciprocate).

That’s all for now. 

Take care, Linda.

MidGlos IBC Newsletter issue 71 Nov 25 th 2021

Linda Watkin-Jones.
Director (PR & Marketing)

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