Newsletter, August 2015

Happy Birthday to us!

Tonight we are celebrating the club’s 18th birthday with the help of some of our friends and supporters. We are privileged to welcome Haltons Deputy Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Ged Philbin and Ms Ros Wong to the club for the first time. We hope they have a good night with us.

Sad News (Again)

Unfortunately I have to announce that Russ Morrison, one of our founder members, has passed away. He was responsible for naming the club all those years ago. Several of us attended his funeral, and we passed our condolences to his daughter, Jennie, and his ex-wife Pauline who used to come to the club with him. Also, Elsie Douglas is in Warrington Hospital, awaiting a heart bypass operation. We have sent her a get well card, and we will keep you informed.


We are fortunate to have enlisted Miss Charlotte McKelvie to sing for us tonight, her last engagement before she leaves us to entertain the rich and famous on a round the world cruise. Nice work if you can get it! We have steak pie and chips for everyone later, and Teresa Cook has baked us some lovely cakes to finish off your meal.

Day Out

The trip to Morecambe last month was a great success, with 30 members making the trip north to see the statue of Eric Morecambe and have their picture taken with him. The market, shops and seafront make it a great place to visit, and the weather was kind to us too.

This month, on FRIDAY 21st, by popular request, we are off to York for the day. Pick-ups are from the Red Admiral at 9.15 and the stadium at 9.30. As it takes around 2 hours to get there, we will be leaving York for the return at 6pm, which should also help us to avoid the worst of the traffic on the M62. The cost is £15 per person.

Remember to invite your family and friends along to help fill the bus, and in turn, make it more enjoyable for you.

Turkey & Tinsel Holiday

We are off to Llandudno on Monday 30th November for 4 nights, at a cost of £249 per person. We need your £100 deposits tonight please, because I have already paid the hotel from club funds. If anyone else is thinking of joining us, please be aware that all the single rooms have gone, but there may be some twins if you are willing to share. Why not bring a friend or relation!

Savings Club

Well, it’s up and running, so if you want to take advantage of this facility please see me with your payments. Make sure you look after your savings card as that is your record of the balance in your account.


The club website has been resurrected by Kevin Atkinson, and we are busy writing articles for inclusion. We will publish the newsletters, reports of day trips, holidays and any special events or news affecting the club and its members. If you have anything you want to tell us, or you fancy yourself as a reporter, maybe writing an article on a day trip you went on, then have a chat with Kevin or any of the committee.

For all the silver surfers out there, the website can be found at

Vintage Rally

The club has booked a stall at the annual Vintage Rally at Victoria Park, Widnes on Saturday and Sunday, 26/27 September, where we will be holding a Tombola to increase awareness of the club and hopefully raise some funds. It is open from 10am to 5pm on both days. Now this is where you all come in. Firstly, we need items for people to win, so can we ask you to each bring at least one prize with you next month. Secondly, we are looking for volunteers to help us man the stall, the more the merrier. If you could commit to a couple of hours on either day, then that would be fantastic. We really can’t run it with committee members only, so please, if you can help we would be really grateful. Don’t be shy, help the club by giving your names to either Teresa or Dianne tonight.

Future Trips

Thursday 24th September: Llandudno

Friday 23rd October: EITHER: Imperial War Museum North OR Liverpool  Albert Dock and Museum of Liverpool Life 

Thursday 26th November: Port Sunlight Village and Cheshire Oaks


Club Nights

9th September: Murder Mystery Night.

14th October: Race Night

11th November: Choir of the Irish Guards

It’s been a hard year since Bob retired, I have to admit, because he did so much single-handed, but we have a great mix of talents on the committee, all dedicated to ensuring that the club goes from strength to strength from the sound base he established. But we can’t do it without the commitment of you, the members, and your support for everything we do. For all that you have done to help us this year we thank you. I hope that tonight is the beginning of another great year for the club.

So thanks to all of you for coming tonight, including our “special guests”. I’m sure that you will all join in tonight in celebrating our 18th birthday, and look forward to the next 18 years and more.

Hope to see many of you on the trip to York, but if not, then here next month, on the 9th.

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