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Goldhanger Parish Magazine Article - May  2017


GOLDHANGER, LITTLE TOTHAM and TOLLESHUNT MAJOR W.I.



Our next meeting on May 5th will be our AGM and Sheila Gunson, our W.I. advisor, will be joining us for the evening. .There will be pre-ordered pizza slices and chicken goujons at refreshment time @£3.00 p.p.

   Scott Bannister proved to be a most able speaker at our March meeting. He is the former Chair of the Chelmsford Institute of Advanced Motoring and promotes the skills of pro-active driving. His talk was very engaging and full of humour and was enjoyed by all, even the non-drivers among us. Several ladies were keen to accept the offer of an observed drive with a view to enrolling on the course.

Pat Erridge won the ‘flower of the month’ with a gorgeous magnolia and Linda came second with her cherry blossom . Well done, both.

We all enjoyed tea, coffee and delicious cakes and had a good chat while boards were circulating for future activities. These include: Croquet and Lunch at Forester Park on May 25th and our annual outing on June 7th. This year we plan aleisurely day out to Burnham –on- Crouch withMorning Coffee at the Marina and a walk along the sea front. We will have free time to enjoy a picnic  or have  lunch at one of the many restaurants and bistros before leaving for New Hall Vineyard in the afternoon. There, we will be greeted with a glass of bubbly and taken for a short guided  tour of the vineyard. Then we will go to the conference room where we will sample the wines, local cheeses and chutneys before leaving for Goldhanger at 5.00 p.m. Local wines will be available to buy if we wish to.(We did try a couple and they are excellent!)No worries about drinking wine! Our coach will convey us all safely back to Goldhanger Square .Members are most welcome to bring guests with them for a good day out.

Our visit to the  Chelmsford Ballet  in March was a great success and one that we hope to do again. The Ballet was magical and so professionally staged. A packed theatre was  enthralled by White Rabbit and Tweedledum (and Dee) as Alice pirouetted through her adventures. Congratulations to Chelmsford Ballet Company.