BURTON and Uttoxeter sub-branch news

We meet at Marston's Social Club, Shobnall Road, Burton

Last update 05Jul2017

Early indications are that 2017 will be another busy year for the Sub Branch. A packed AGM held at Marstons Sports & Social Club at Burton on the 15th February included several new members among the 57 in attendance. Our next meeting takes place on Wednesday 12th April when we shall move to the larger room at Marstons Club in anticipation of increased numbers as national and international acclaimed Town Crier Ken Knowles from the City of Lichfield will be entertaining us (hearing aids not required). As usual, a buffet will be provided consequently we need to know those attending so that we can properly cater for everyone. A small raffle prize would be appreciated.

The 7th coach trip organised by the Sub Branch will be travelling to Shrewsbury on the 29th June one of our finest Tudor towns in the country. Members will be able to enjoy several hours looking around the quaint town followed by a river cruise on a 3-decked cruise boat. Finally, we will have a conducted tour of Shrewsbury travelling in our own coach, the narrator being Shrewsbury"s 7ft 2in Town Crier, the tallest in Europe. The price per person is just £15 that has been suitably subsidised by our Sub Branch. As with all our coach trips, the 55 seater coach will be filled quickly, but for seating availability please ring Ralph Seville.

Our priority during the year will continue to be the care and welfare of members in need especially those ill at home or in hospital, and in this respect we will continue to rely on information from our members that has been so important in the past.

Ralph Seville, Chairman. 24 February, 2017