Only 13 or so hours before the Chelsea Pensioners arrive at the Club in their uniforms. I feel we should be waving union flags and singing Land of Hope and Glory or something!
Gerry kindly contacted the Richmond & Twickenham Times and I emailed my contact at the South West Londoner paper. Whether or not either send a reporter down, we’ll have to wait and see, but they might.
This afternoon (Tuesday), I was playing for the Friends of English Bowling against the Bowls England Select team down in Portsmouth. Thinking how crazy it was driving all that way through torrential rain and at the same time feeling sorry for the organisers, I needn’t have worried because the sun came out and shone all afternoon. How lucky were we?
I just hope the sun shines tomorrow, Wednesday.
(I’m posting this late at night waiting for my blue Centenary shirt to come out of the washing machine in the hope that it dries by midday .)
We have a game against the Chelsea Pensioners on Wednesday afternoon. Team all sorted, so that’s good
BUT we have just heard that they will be coming by coach arriving around 12.30/12.40 pm. They will march down to the green with their medals shining on their beautiful red coats. Not only marching but led by a bagpiper no less, all in aid of our Centenary!
We would like as many members as possible to come down to welcome the Chelsea Pensioners and their bagpiper on to the green. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing in the team, out for a walk or on your lunch break. It is such a privilege and one that will not be repeated for another hundred years so it would be super if you could be there.
If you have a Centenary polo shirt, please wear that. Blue is preferable for the team players but any colour would be great. We are looking to get as many photos as possible.
Once they have enjoyed a welcome drink and changed into their bowls gear, the match may start slightly earlier than 2.30 pm so everyone is welcome to stay and watch.
There is a sign up sheet in the club for the Race Night on 1st October.
Ann Macey will be doing a raffle for Macmillans that night so please buy your tickets when you’re at the club any time between now and then to make it a bumper raffle for a very worthy cause.
She would also like to do a cake sale pre-post AGM on Thursday 30th September (at 2.00 pm) and she would be very happy to receive any home made cakes so she can sell you all some slices to eat at the club or take home!