Midsummer Madness Disco                 +PIC
Being aware it is the International Year of the Disabled, Burgage House Youth CLub decided to do their bit towards it.  Two of the senior members and staff organised two disco’s, the first one a special Saturday night disco for older members, organised by Phil Burton and well attended.  The second was a Midsummer Madness Disco, organised by staff and Debbie Hinde.  We managed to raise £37.10 for the local branch of Action Research for the Crippled Child.  Phil and Debbie will be presenting a cheque on 15th  October.

Being aware it is the International Year of the Disabled, Burgage House Youth CLub decided to do their bit towards it.  

The Night of the Fire         + PIC                         Janet & Mick Taylor
After the damage is done one has to take a light hearted view over a near disaster.  So, with this in mind, we send special thanks to those listed below.  This was no play but had it been it would have read something like this:
Cast in order of apearance:
(Our grateful thanks to them all)
Hero - Michael Stewart (aged 12);
Athletic neighbour - Dennis Breedon;
Police constable - Mr Stevenson;
Fire crew - Robert Gregory, Alan Raworth & Co;
Cleaning crew - family and friends;
Invaluable friends and suppliers of fine food, accommodation and cleaning equipment - Mick & Madeline Gill, Diane & Richard Stubbs, Stan & Valerie Homer, John & Jean Clausen;
Mobile home suppliers - Jim & Pauline larke;
Painters & decorators (their second visit in five months) - Brian Smedley and Malcolm Rawson.
PIC CAPTION
Michael Stewart, 12, of Pinewood Close, Southwell, who spotted a fire in the home of Mr & Mrs Taylor and raised the alarm, was given a surprise reward when he was presented with a miniature cricket bat by Notts. cricketer Paul Todd (left).

After the damage is done one has to take a light hearted view over a near disaster.  

Southwell German Circle    Tony WIlliams
About two and a half years ago, after the retirement of Mrs Christel Parker from many years of German Language tutorship at local evening classes which benefitted pupils from as many as 10 miles away, it was decreed that most adult evening education would have to sink beneath the waves of economic cutback.  In consequence, residents will recall the “blank year”.
Out of the poor situation came plenty, for many former pupils supported Christel to establish the German Circle to promote further knowledge, in the absence of formal classes, of her homeland, its customs and culture.
There have been talks about German history, music, food, wine and tourism with the current venture of a coach visit for 28 members to the Mosel Valley where one of the members was brought up in the little town of Alf beside the vine clad riverside slopes.  She is far from alone in the number of German-born members of the circle.
The monthly meetings cannot always have a German theme, but other events also attract a keen following - beer and skittles competition and coach excursions for example.
The forthcoming programme includes a typical German autumnal party in October and the Christmas meal and dance with live music at the Admiral Rodney Hotel.

About two and a half years ago, after the retirement of Mrs Christel Parker from many years of German Language tutorship at local evening classes which benefitted pupils from as many as 10 miles away, it was decreed that most adult evening education would have to sink beneath the waves of economic cutback.

Up, Up and Away                           Pat Ayers
The Pacemakers of Thurgarton Sunday School would like to thank everyone who joined in their balloon race.  The event was a great success and raised £140 for handicapped children at the Crocus Fields Home in Nottingham.
The huge demand for balloons, 900 in all, meant that they were released in two batches, hence the opposite directions of winners because of changed wind directions.
The first group flew across Lincolnshire and two balloons staggered across the Humber to Spurn Head.  The next batch of balloons flew across Leicestershire to Northapmpton and beyond.  The winning balloon belonging to Miss GIll Scott of Thurgarton landed at Stone, near Aylesbury, approximately 88 miles from Thurgarton.
Winner of the Junior section was Elizabeth Amies of Lowdham whose balloon was found at Towcester.
Runners up were Mrs E. Cousins of Bleasby and Mrs Butters of Netherfield whose balloons landed at Cranfield near Bedford.  In the Junior section the runner up was Anna Parrish whose balloon was found on Mablethorpe beach.
The Bramley balloon, along with many others, was lost without trace.

The Pacemakers of Thurgarton Sunday School would like to thank everyone who joined in their balloon race.

Lowes Wong Junior school’s Garden Party raised over £525 on June 27th.
The annual event is organised by the P.T.A. and funds raised are used to provide extra equipment and facilities for the school. This year financial support has been promised for new books, an art sink for the annexe, a film slide projector, a cassette copier, half the cost of a video recorder and a heater and sink in the mobile classroom.
Lowes Wong Junior school’s Garden Party raised over £525 on June 27th.