GMS Notes No.50 August 2012

The Village Fete

Fete_1A break in the weather helped make this year’s Fete another success. In fact the ice creams sold out, as did the cream teas!


Once again it proved an excellent family event with hoopla, crockery smashing and children’s races all proving popular. The bouncy castle was more of an obstacle course with a constant stream of children passing through. The dog show was well supported. Several other sideshows added to the entertainment.


Congratulations to Tracey and her team for another successful event.
















Last Month’s Meeting

 In_lifeboat_station_1In_lifeboat_station_2We met at the lifeboat station at Walmer on a cold and windy July evening. However our welcome was a lot warmer than the weather. We were met by Bob LeVaillant who gave us a short introduction to the history of local lifeboats and why they were particularly needed on this piece of coast.. Inside the boathouse, built in 1871 we were shown around the lifeboat and tractor and it was explained to us how the lifeboat was launched and then brought back in. Les Coe was on hand to fill in the details and give us a little of the recent history of the lifeboats, largely from his own experience. A second, smaller lifeboat is housed in a separate boathouse. 


August Meeting



This month, on the 16th, we are to visit the gardens of Goodnestone Park, the stately home of the FitzWalter family. The gardens should be lovely at this time of year. So that we have enough time to visit and enjoy the gardens to the full we will meet at 7.00 pm, a half hour earlier than usual. We will meet at the entrance to the gardens. If anyone needs transport please contact Diana or me. 

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