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CARDIGAN AND DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB


PROGRAMME 2016 - 2017

DATE

SPEAKER/EVENT

SUBJECT

23/06/2016

Melvin Grey

Commercial Photographer

07/07/2016

Pub Lunch

The Harp, Letterston

See details below

28/07/2016

Erene Grieve

The history of Postage Stamps

25/08/2016

Members' "Show and Tell"

Display of members' hobbies and handicrafts

08/09/2016

Club visit

Coach to Picton Castle

See details below.

22/09/2016

Martin Small

*see note below

The Fishguard Fiasco of 1797

27/10/2016

Club visit and lunch

Museum of Internal Fire and Gogerddan Arms

08/11/2016

General Jonathan Reiley

Joint meeting with Teifiside Probus Club - WW1 poetry

24/11/2016

Matt Newland

Managing Director, Swallow Yachts

15/12/2016

Christmas Lunch

Ffostrasol Arms

22/12/2016

Christmas Drinks

Cliff Hotel, Dining Room Bar

26/01/2017

Richard Kippling

Sheer cliffs and Shearwaters

01/03/2017

St David's DayLunch

Cliff Hotel

23/03/2017

Shan Williams

4CG

06/04/2017

Pub Lunch

La Calabria, Rhydgoch, Ffostrasol

27/04/2017

Martin Roberts

Castell Henllys

25/05/2017

AGM

Cliff Hotel

Unless otherwise stated, regular meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Cliff Hotel, Gwbert, at 10 am for 10.30am. Please check below the main table for full details of the next event.





Midsummer Luncheon Party – 7 July 2016


The lunch was held at The Harp, Letterston, attended by over 30 members and guests who all enjoyed a very good meal and good company. A large part of the entertainment was the confusion at the start about who ordered what, with a very varied and complicated range of choices, but everyone had what they wanted at the end! Certainly a place to visit again.

 

The history (and future) of stamps


For our July meeting we had a fascinating talk from Erene Grieve, a retired teacher who is now sponsored by the British Postal Museum to visit schools throughout the country introducing children to the joys of stamp collecting. She also runs several stamp clubs in Pembrokeshire schools and we were privileged to see some wonderful examples of their project work. We were all left regretting the opportunities we have lost due to giving up our childhood interest and feeling better through having enjoyed a fascinating hour’s talk.

VISIT TO PICTON CASTLE


The coach left Finch’s Square at 11am on Wednesday, 8th September. A guided tour of the castle and art galleries was followed by about 2 or 3 hours to explore the formal, wooded and herbal gardens, a lawnmower collection, shops and tearoom before leaving in time to return to Cardigan by 5pm.

The weather was fine and a good time was had by all! See the Notices page for some photographs.

Speaker for September 22nd.


Unfortunately, the speaker for our meeting on September 22nd , Harry Jackson, has had to cancel his engagement due to business commitments, but we hope to hear his talk at a later date. As was noted in the programme, he was a member of the Applejacks group and is now working as a River Teifi ranger.

We have been fortunate that a replacement speaker has been found and look forward to hearing Martin Small speak on “The Fishguard Fiasco of 1797”.