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WALKING QUIZ AND LUNCH 24th AUGUST

Next meeting – 11am Monday 24th August – a walking quiz with partners and lunch

Our first Covid-19 safe get together with partners has been arranged for Monday 24th August

The Fox & Goose pub has implemented full Covid-19 safety measures, with table service for all food and drinks. They can accommodate 60 plus people safely in two massive open-sided marquees with sanitised tables & chairs that are socially distanced. We have reserved the larger of the two marquees for our lunch

We meet at 11am before a village walk/quiz followed by lunch.

To See A map of the route CLICK HERE– the pub postcode is Greywell, RG29 1BY near Odiham

Our meeting point and car parking will be in the adjacent field behind the Fox & Goose's car park.

You drive through the pub car park and into the field to park.

Half the group will walk “clockwise” and the other half “anticlockwise”

Teams will be two households = 4 people

Please pre-order from 4 menu choices. The price is £7.50 per head courtesy of Rishi Sunak. That’s half price and allows for gratuities for staff. Please send Treasurer Alan £7.50 per head = £15 per couple to book your place. Menu choices to be confirmed at the latest by Thursday 20th August to howardford1@icloud.com

(1) Home cooked ham, egg, chips & Baked beans

(2) Veggie Madras rice & Naan bread

(3) Cumberland sausage ring, fried onion in a bun, chips & salad

(4) Ham and cheddar ploughman’s

You are responsible for settling your own drinks bill.

You can find the pub details at www.foxandgoosehampshire.co.uk - it has Covid safe outsides toilets!

After lunch

For those who would like to walk after lunch there are interesting places very close by.

(1) A short walk along the Basingstoke canal to Odiham Castle where King John stayed the night before travelling to Runnymede to sign the Magna Carta

(2) You pass over probably the smallest/lowest aqueduct where the canal passes over the whitewater river

(3) The entrance to the Greywell Tunnel - a SSSI site with lots of rare bat species

(4) The Greywell Moors Nature Reserve

The Raid on Entebbe

At the Club Zoom Meeting on 27th July, Paul Sloane treated us to a fascinating and exciting lecture about the Israeli Raid on Entebbe Airport to release hostages taken by anti Jewish terrorists. We all learned a great deal and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Thank you Paul. Possibly even more interesting was to observe the continuing struggles of Neil Ballard to come to grips with Zoom. In the photo below, you may be able to see the top of his head. It was the most we ever saw of him. It was good to have our old friend and Tabler, Cliff Jelbert joining us from darkest Dorset.

Something Different

Interesting little read, to occupy yourselves for a minute or two - FROM SASHI

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