Marlow Ladies summer events began in June with their annual charity luncheon at Hazlemere Golf Club. The venue was delightful with good food and good weather and was well attended. The event raised £1,082 for the nominated charity which was the Anthony Nolan Trust.
July saw a visit to the RHS Gardens at Wisley. The gardens were a delight to walk around and on such a hot day the woodland areas were especially popular, but the part of the gardens everyone enjoyed were the surprising and unusual scarecrows dotted around. These were very different as they were in the form of various celebrities or celebrity themes, such as those modelled on Bruce Forsyth and Strictly Come Dancing.
September saw the ladies enjoying a long-awaited visit to Westminster Abbey. The guides were excellent and interesting, as they were very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Abbey and the group saw areas such as Poets Corner and the tombs of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. After the visit the ladies took a coach and walking tour which followed in the footsteps of the young Queen Elizabeth II, taking in a statue of Winston Churchill sitting with Franklyn D Roosevelt and ending at Brompton Arcade.
For those who had seen Ken Fitt before, October was a real treat. Ken gave a talk on the life and works of Richard Rodgers and, as usual, he played excerpts from various shows and musicals that Rodgers and his collaborators Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein wrote, including Carousel, Oklahoma and South Pacific. Ken had everyone joining in, singing along with well-known and well-loved songs from these shows.
Marlow ladies’ last event for 2013 was a visit to the Bath Christmas Market.
The 2014 programme is varied and interesting with a cheese, wine and quiz night, and visits to the London Docklands Museum and the Royal Pavilion at Brighton.
For more information please contact either the Club Chairman Cynthia Wharton on 01844 347913 or the Club Secretary Lyn Columbine on 01494 527845.
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