September Lunch Club

Lunch Club this month was a week earlier than usual. Many of our regulars were on holiday, so just ten of us went to The Three Bishops at Brighstone. We all enjoyed some tasty meals. They did not do small servings, but were prepared to split one main meal between two people.
 
It’s alright, you each had a plate of your own! It was a happy and enjoyable occasion and we will definitely go there again.
 
All members are welcome.
 
Rosalind Eavis

Country Dancing.

Our Country Dancing group continues, but numbers are low at the moment. So…….. anyone feeling able enough to dance please come along, 2:30pm on a Thursday at Church Close Hall, Wootton, we meet every week.   There is always plenty of laughter when we all go wrong and there plenty of help on hand.

Report by Wendy Mitchell

Rambling Group Report

Our ramble on 20th September started from New Barn Lane, Shorwell. Four of us made our way gradually up to Chillerton Down, where the mast is. The weather was overcast but dry and good views were admired. We then descended, passing some ancient burial barrows on our left. We then turned right along the ridge to the south of New Barn Farm, where we once again admired pleasant views extending as far as the white cliffs of Tennyson Down and West High Down. As we descended into Shorwell village, we paused to watch a flock of swallows flying around above us. We came out on to the road, almost opposite the village shop and post office, where we turned right to walk back up to Wendy’s car. Despite recent wet weather, the route had not been wet or muddy. Our ramble of 3 miles was followed by lunch at The Crown.
Report by Rio Bellgore-Gullit

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Music Group September 2017

Five of us attended the September meeting of the Music Group, sadly Christine and Pat could not be with us.  Despite being few in number we had a good range of music to enjoy interspersed with refreshment, chat and laughter.

Rosalind chose Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, Andrias Schiff pianist with the Camerata Academica Salzburg.
Ann chose Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Nicola Benedetti violinist with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dorothy’s choices were Scherzo No.l. by Clara Schumann, Marina Kan Selvik, pianist, and the lst movement of Grieg’s Symphony in C minor played by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sylvia chose “Where corals lie” and “The Swimmer” from Elgar’s Sea Pictures, sung by Janet Baker.
Margaret’s choice was Joaquin Turina’s Three Fantastic Dances, played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Enrique Batiz.

Report by Margaret.

Bowling Report September 2017

10 Pin Bowling resumed on Wednesday 6th September after our summer break. As we only had 4 players we were delighted to be joined by Jenny Goodall’s twin grandsons (aged 20) who livened up the proceedings! We split them, one on each side, and Wes achieved the highest score of 124. Wendy Mitchell was the highest W I player with her score of 115 which was very commendable as she had not played for some time, following surgery to her shoulder.

Our next date will be Wednesday, 4th October, 10am at L A Bowl, Ryde and, as always, we would be pleased to see any other members who would like to have a go – its good fun and the cost is £6.45 for 2 games and a tea/coffee/hot chocolate afterwards.
Report from Mary

Music Club

A few of the music group attended a concert at the Minster in Newport to hear the pianist Varvara Maggs in Concert.
Born in St. Petersburg she was a legendary child pianist and studied at the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire.   She now spends her time giving concerts in Great Britain and St. Petersburgh, Russia.  The recital included works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky.   What a fantastic pianist and what a wonderful, enjoyable time we had.

Report by Dorothy Maskell

Country Dancing

Dancing group started again, after our summer break, on 7th September.

Not all of the members are from our WI.  ‘Calling ‘ the dances is shared on a weekly basis by Brenda Benson from St John’s WI, and by John.  It was John’s turn this week, all the dances  were in  the Playford  style.

The Playfords were a father and son who travelled around the country collecting dances in the 17th and 18th century.

Why not join us  at Church Close, every Thursday 2:30-3:30 new members always welcome

Report submitted by Wendy

Scrapbooks

All of Creeksides scrapbooks are now on-line. You can access these from the main menu above. I have split them up into annual files which you can view, download and even print if you want.

Sadly the years 1985 to 1991 are not available.

In some years where the original scrapbooks span two books for a particular year there may be more than one file available. Once you have navigated to the year you wish to view just click the scrapbook cover image and the file will open in a new tab in your browser. All the files are in PDF format so you will need a PDF Reader to view them. A link to Abobe Reader is provided for you to download the free app should you need it. Have fun.

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