On occasions, January club night can be a little on the quiet side with everyone recovering from Christmas and New Year celebrations. Not so this year; the room was full. We had organised a skittles evening and 36 members put their names down to play. After three rounds we had a tie for high score between Neil Hutchinson and Pete Downton. After a roll off at a single pin, Pete Downton proved to be a worthy winner. Many thanks to all who took part. I hope that when the annual challenge match versus Dorset Historic Motor Club is announced, many of you will come forward and represent 1020.

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Pete Downton showing us how it should be done!


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Around 80 members joined together for Christmas lunch at the Walhampton Arms and I must say that our hosts Natasha and Andy again treated us very well indeed. The carvery was much appreciated and enjoyed by all. All proceeds from the day were to be presented to the Kidney Patients Association. The main raffle raised £268 and the raffle for the fantastic hamper provided by Wendy and Dave Brooks raised £105. A further £180 was raised from a “silent auction” for a 32” TV set and a voucher for carpet cleaning for a whole house. These funds were added to the donations received at the charity walk around Hengistbury Head on Sunday 30th October, the total amount being rounded up to £850 from club funds. Well done to everyone for their support. A representative of the Kidney Patients Association will attend club night in February to receive the cheque and tell us about some of the work that the association does.

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Early arrivals at the Walhampton Arms


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Unfortunately the Salvation Army bandsmen were unable to attend club night and provide us with a carol concert. Instead, a “seasonal quiz” was organised. A total of 60 points were on offer and the quiz was won by Brian Fox with 38 points, he was aided by other members at the same table. The quiz ended with a musical section put together by Chris Adamson where he played an intro from a Christmas song and members had to find the title and artist, one point being given for each part of the answer. During the evening, mince pies were served to all members and members were reminded of the Christmas lunch on the following Sunday.

 
This walk at Hengistbury Head started at 11.00 am with around 36 people at the start from the Hiker Café.  We were joined at various points on the route by other members of 1020 ending with well over 45 people. The walk was organised by David Cresswell who received a replacement kidney just about one year ago and was his way of saying thank you. We have another member, Barrie Churchill who is waiting for another kidney but was unable to join us due to not feeling well; he sponsored me to do the walk in his place. Unfortunately, earlier this year we lost Graham Simms, another member of the club to renal failure; he also was remembered on this walk.Setting off from the Hiker Café, we crossed the first field and dropped down onto the beach; following the tideline all the way round to the beach huts at Mudeford. Coffees and ice creams were the order of the day before re-starting the walk along the much easier tarmac road and returning back to the café. The weather was kind to us and the walk proved to be very enjoyable. Thanks go to the Cresswell family and to all of the 1020 members who turned up on the day. Sponsorships and donations went very well and will be added to the proceeds of our Christmas lunch raffle and the result of an auction of some very good prizes at both the December meeting and the Christmas lunch.

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Dave Cresswell stepping out along the beach


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Unfortunately the Salvation Army bandsmen were unable to attend club night and provide us with a carol concert. Instead, a “seasonal quiz” was organised. A total of 60 points were on offer and the quiz was won by Brian Fox with 38 points, he was aided by other members at the same table. The quiz […]

This walk at Hengistbury Head started at 11.00 am with around 36 people at the start from the Hiker Café.  We were joined at various points on the route by other members of 1020 ending with well over 45 people. The walk was organised by David Cresswell who received a replacement kidney just about one […]

34 members and guests made the coach journey to Oxford for this visit. Both the bus  and Morris museums are on one site and proved to be very interesting. The museum exhibits are maintained by a group of 20 volunteers who work 2 days a week providing the labour and expertise to care for the […]

35 cars were booked in for this run, starting from the Hamworthy Sports Club we followed a 30 mile route through Dorset lanes to our lunch venue at the White Hart pub in Bishops Caundle. We were very well received and enjoyed an excellent lunch. After lunch the second section of the run, 35 miles […]

A very well attended meeting for our monthly Club Night. October is the month in which we mark the formation of the club and this is the 32nd anniversary of that event. It is also now our practice to hold our Annual General Meeting on this club night. Following the re-election of the existing committee […]

A group of 22 members and guests met at Poole Stadium for a night of Greyhound racing. Preceded by a two course meal the 12 races which followed kept us on the edge of our seats. There were winners and losers through the evening but all present agreed that it was an enjoyable night out. […]


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