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The one thing that has struck me whilst writing this month’s ramblings is how many artistic events take place in our area every month, particularly musical. I do think we are incredibly lucky to have so much going on, and I for one am going to try to make more effort to take greater advantage of what’s on offer. I know that whenever I do, I never regret it. Do have a good look at this month’s events - I’m sure that there will be something just down your street!
Brighten up your Autumn Mondays with Orson Welles’s 1938 Mercury Theatre radio adaptation of ‘Dracula’, complete with sound effects made by the actors. LynchPin Productions continues its Scrip Tease series of rehearsed readings by professional actors with this one-off performance on Monday, 4th October at the Electric Theatre Café Bar. (If you saw their ‘War of the Worlds’ last year, you’ll love this.) Tickets are £6 ( £5 concessions) and are available on the door. You can go along and have a drink while you enjoy the show.
On Thursday 6th October, Chiddingfold Cinema is presenting another doubleheader. They will be showing two films, a blockbuster animation in the afternoon followed by a critically acclaimed biopic in the evening. Kung Fu Panda 2 was going to be shown but due to the distributors messing up, they are now showing Tangled, which is an animated comedy. After a daring heist, Flynn Rider (the most wanted and most charming thief in the kingdom) hides out in a conveniently isolated tower, only to be taken hostage. His captor is Rapunzel, a feisty heroine who combines the traditional virtues of a fine singing voice and friendliness to animals with the unusual feature of 70 feet of golden hair! Doors open at 5 pm and the film starts at 5:30 pm. Following on from this, is the film Senna, assembled entirely from archive footage. The film illuminates the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor racing champion, Ayrton Senna. Regardless of your interest in motorsport, this film is of the highest quality. Doors open at 7.30pm and the film starts at 8pm. Tickets for each film cost £5 on the door, with all proceeds going towards the Village Hall Improvements Fund.
Friends of Shooting Star CHASE are running their second annual Autumn Fair at Cranleigh Village Hall on Wednesday, 5th October from 10 am to 4 pm. Entry is £3 and includes refreshments. They have a wonderful array of stalls, over 30, so do go along and browse, treat yourself or even start your Christmas shopping! There is ample parking and a raffle on the day.
Park Mead Primary School PTFA is holding a Children’s Nearly New Sale on Saturday 8th October from 10 am to 12 pm. It takes place at Park Mead School, Park Drive, Cranleigh and includes children’s and babies autumn and winter clothing, toys, baby accessories, pushchairs and cots etc. Entry is £1.
Fancy spending an evening in the world’s most opulent, extravagant hotel where you may find your fortune, true love or who knows what! Grand Hotel is a spectacular award-winning musical boasting a total of 5 Tony awards and 5 Drama Desk awards. Set in 1928 when the world was between wars and the stock market was booming, Berlin was the centre of high life and optimism ruled the day.Godalming Theatre Group is excited to bring this spectacular musical to the magnificent opulent surroundings of The Hall at Charterhouse, a first for GTG. The show runs from Friday 28th October to Tuesday, 1st November and includes two 5 pm weekend matinee performances. Tickets are £15 with 50p per ticket discount for bookings of 10 or more. You can use GTG’s online Box Office www.gtguk.com with no extra charges for online booking. However if you wish you can still book by phone by calling 01483 425556 every weekday from 9 am to 5 pm. Credit and debit cards are taken but there is a £1 per booking fee to include the postage of tickets.
I imagine that quite a lot of our readers support the animal charity RSPCA. A local girl called Gemma Smith has decided to trek up Machu Picchu next year to help raise funds for this organisation. Her target is to raise £3500 and if you like the idea of supporting the charity what better way than sponsoring Gemma. She has set up a Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/gemsjaunt .
Godalming Flower Club is presenting ‘My Kind of Christmas’ an open evening floral demonstration by National Demonstrator David Thompson on Thursday 10th November. It takes place at the Borough Hall, Bridge Street, Godalming and the doors open at 6:30 pm for a 7:30 pm start. There are Christmas gift sales tables and tickets, in advance, are £10 to include wine or a soft drink. To obtain tickets please send a cheque payable to Godalming Flower Club, enclosing an SAE, to : J Rose, 26 Tottenham Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2HT. For further details contact Sandy Netley on 01483 423011.
‘If there is one piece of music you need to hear before you die, it is the Brahms Requiem’. This is actually the view of André Previn, and I think he’s not far wrong.
Vivace Chorus and the renowned Brandenburg Sinfonia are giving a concert in Guildford Cathedral on 19th November at 7:30 pm of the music of Parry and his hero, Brahms. Do you remember the rousing music played at the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? It is music by Hubert Parry, who in his day was widely regarded as the finest British composer since Purcell and was at the forefront of the renaissance of British music. Here’s a chance to hear it again together with some of the most beautiful, uplifting and profound musical utterances from the hand of any composer in ‘Brahms Requiem in the German language’. Tickets at £11, £16 and £22 are available from Tourist Information on 01483 444334. There is a pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm in The Chapter House. If you would like more information look at the website www.vivacechorus.org .
Milford and District U3A commence their new season of monthly talks at Milford Village Hall on Friday, 14th October. The talk commences at 2 pm and will be given by Sheila Darzi on ‘What is Anthropology’. What indeed? Why not go along and find out. It will also be an opportunity to find out how the U3A can help you fill those dreary winter days by joining a group with an interest close to your heart, or by exploring a possible new interest. Admission to the talk is just £1.
The second Surrey Hills Wood Fair, celebrating Surrey’s number one natural resource, is being held on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October from 10 am to 4 pm in the grounds of Birtley House, Bramley. Its family friendly and fun! The fair features all that wood can offer from biodiversity in Surrey’s magnificent woodland landscape to woodcraft, sculpture, and renewable carbon neutral energy. There will be demonstrations of woodworking and forestry, a range of trade stands, coppice crafts, artwork, competitions, wood boilers and stoves, tree climbing, children’s activities and lots of local produce to buy and eat. Now is a good time to consider converting homes and non domestic buildings to wood fuel heating, thanks to the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive which will subsidise costs from 2012 and there will be experts at the Fair to answer your questions. The Fair is co-ordinated by the Surrey Hills Wood Fair Steering Group representing a partnership between the Surrey Hills Wood Fuel Group, the Surrey Hills Board, Waverley Borough Council, Surrey Wildlife Trust, the Forestry Commission, the Surrey Hills Society and Birtley House. Entrance to the Fair is £5 per person. Under 16’s free. For more information go to www.surreyhillswoodfair.co.uk . Birtley House is situated in Bramley, Guildford, GU5 0LB.
Chiddingfold Art and Craft Exhibition takes place on Friday 28th October from 4 pm to 10 pm and Saturday 29th October from 10 am to 5 pm. It’s on at the Chiddingfold Village Hall, Coxcombe Lane, Chiddingfold, near Godalming, Surrey GU8 4QA. It will feature original work by local artists and craftspeople and their work will be on sale at reasonable prices. Refreshments and lunches are available and entry is free. If you’d like more information contact Rob Terry on 01428 682022. Sponsored by Chiddingfold Watercolour Group, this will be their 7th exhibition.
The Wey and Arun Canal Trust has begun work on on a brand-new visitor centre beside the canal at Loxwood, West Sussex. The centre will provide information about the canal restoration project, the history of the canal and local village information. A disabled toilet will be provided within the building. For years the Trust has had to make do with a temporary shed attached to the Onslow Arms pub for publicity and souvenir sales, but the number of visitors to the area has increased significantly and better facilities are needed to meet their needs and also those of the volunteer staff. The project is well underway and is scheduled to be finished ready for opening at Christmas.
Following their sell-out concert of Christmas music, The Angel Gabriel, in December 2010, the world-famous a capella group The Sixteen are returning to Guildford as part of their 2011 Choral Pilgrimage with Marian music by Thomas Luis de Victoria. 2011 marks the 400th anniversary of Victoria’s death and The Sixteen continue their exploration of the music of this great Spanish composer and help bring his music to even wider audiences. The concert takes place on Friday 20th October at 7:30 pm in Guildford Cathedral. Tickets are £23 Nave, £20 West Gallery and £10 children, students and ES 40s. Call the Box Office on 01483 444777. If you’d like more information about The Sixteen go to www.guildford.gov.uk/thesixteen .
The North Surrey Men’s Choir (formerly the Surbiton Male Voice Choir) will be performing their inaugural concert of popular songs with solos in All Saints Church Witley at 5 pm on Saturday 26th November. Refreshments will be provided and a thoroughly enjoyable evening’s entertainment is guaranteed.
Ockford Godalming WI is holding their annual Produce and Craft Show on Wednesday, 5th October in the Scout and Guide HQ, Seymour Road, Godalming. It’s open to visitors and starts from 2 pm.
There is always a huge amount going on at Cranleigh Arts Centre in Cranleigh, and October is no exception. Space doesn’t allow me to list everything that is going on there but here are details of just a few events taking place. On Saturday 15th October at 2 pm Elmer the Elephant, supported by Blossom Nursery, is making a popular reappearance. You’ll be able to join the Blunderbuss Theatre Company as they whisk you away to a land of fantasy and make-believe with this bewitching new musical adaptation written especially for 3 to7 year-olds and their parents. Told with breathtaking puppets, original music and stunning scenery, this heart warming and funny story will thrill all those who experience it. Tickets are £6 or £5.50 each for groups of 4+. On the music front, one of Britain’s best R&B bands, Nine Below Zero is performing on Saturday 29th October at 8:45 pm. This band has toured with the likes of Eric Clapton, The Who, The Kinks, Sting and Brian May of Queen. Led by the stinging guitar and rasping vocals of Dennis Greaves the band also features harmonica maestro Mark Feltham. The band’s illustrious line-up now also includes Rory Gallaher’s rhythm section of Gerry McAvoy and Brendan O’Neill. If you like R&B this is a must. I’m afraid I’m not sure of ticket prices but they can be obtained by calling 01483 278001 or going to www.cranleighartscentre.org.uk .
I don’t pretend to understand what they all mean, but I can tell you that Just Jhoom (meaning Just Dance), Bollywood classes, Zumba classes, Spin classes, and Children’s Zumba classes (Zumbatomics) run in Godalming, Milford and Hambledon. If any of these ring a bell and you would like to try your hand call Petra at Confident Fitness on 07967 113389 or visit her website www.confidentfitness.co.uk where you will be able to find out days and times.
A group called Sing for Fun meet at 2pm on Tuesdays for a good old singsong. You don’t need to have a great singing voice, their brilliant pianist will soon get you singing and laughing. They also listen to humorous poetry and lyrics, all in a light-hearted manner from 2 pm until 3 pm when they indulge in a little tea and biscuits till about 3:30 pm. Sometimes they also go on social outings. Sing for Fun is a meeting place for those with dementia or depression, their carers, friends and relatives. They meet in the hall of Godalming Baptist Church, Queen Street, Godalming. If you’re interested in joining them or would like more information call Jenny Ash on 01483 278582, Mobile 07971 595181 or Hazel Thomson on 01483 414019.
The start of the new Farncombe Music Club season took place at St John’s Church Farncombe on Friday 9th September with a great concert by ace American guitarist Preston Reed. The next concert is on Friday 28th October and is a solo show by Rod Picott (www.rodpicott.com) as Amanda Shires is staying on in the US to concentrate on her own activities following delays caused by breaking a finger. Happily she has now fully recovered. To open the concert Liphook-based 16-year-old singer songwriter Aimee, whose gig and festival playing experience extends far beyond her age, will be playing the opening slot. (www.reverbnation.com/aimeeacoustic ). The concert takes place, as usual, at St John’s Church, Farncombe and tickets are available on the door on the night or in advance from The Record Corner, Pound Lane, Godalming. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 7:45 pm.
Barnett Hill Conference Centre is holding its Autumn Plant Sale on Sunday 16th October from 10 am to 12 noon at its venue in Wonersh. The sale they held last May was very popular and successful and raised £1100 for the Wildlife Aid Foundation. (This is a charity which is based in Leatherhead and rescues and rehabilitates Surrey’s sick, injured and orphaned wildlife). They have been propagating and growing plants all summer and now have a lot of new stock to sell. They grow all their own winter bedding from plugs and seeds, like pansies and polyanthus, which will also be available on the day. Barnett Hill is located in Blackheath Lane, Wonersh, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0RF. Entrance and parking is free and there are refreshments available to purchase. More information is available on www.sundialgroup.com/barnetthill .
The Vivartis Arts Exhibition is still on at King Edward’s School at Witley near Godalming and runs up to 16th October. Over 600 works of art are displayed in the school’s large light filled Exhibition Hall. If you plan a visit, which I strongly recommend, don’t forget to explore Surrey Sculpture Society’s ‘Sculpture Trail’ which has been constructed in the grounds of the school. The Sculpture Trail features a wide variety of sculptures; some strikingly coloured but all very thought provoking. Much of the work on show is for sale so don’t forget to take your wallet as I’m sure there will be something to tempt you.
The lovely village of Compton is host to Compton Craft Day which takes place on Saturday, 15th October at Compton Village Hall, The Street, Compton, GU3 1EG. It is open from 10 am to 4 pm and on show will be a huge display of handmade crafts to purchase, all made by local crafters. There’s quilting, patchwork, pottery and ceramics, textile and wool, cards, stationery and jewellery plus lots lots more. There will also be many Christmas gift ideas and decorations. Tea, coffee and delicious home-made cakes are available throughout the day.
I will give this another mention in next month’s issue but as I have a note in front of me I may as well let you know that Farncombe Scouts and Guides Xmas Fair takes place on Saturday 26th November from 11 am to 1 pm at the refurbished Baden Hall, Tottenham Road, Farncombe. There will be a Christmas draw along with all sorts of games and things to buy. It’s also a good chance to go and see the work that has been done in refurbishing the Hall. All funds raised will go towards supporting the children and securing the future of Baden Hall.
I have already mentioned details of a wonderful concert taking place on 19th November at Guildford Cathedral featuring the Vivace Chorus and Brandenburg Sinfonia. However, there might still be time to get tickets for a concert they are presenting jointly with the Guildford Branch of the RNLI at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford on Saturday 8th October at 7:30 pm. This Gala Concert includes a wide range of music with performances from several groups of musicians including The Vivace Chorus, the Fortuna Trio, The Vivace Youth Choir, The High C’s and the Will Todd Trio. If you would like tickets, which are priced at £16, call 01483 825949 or go to www.guildfordrnli.org .
A reminder that The Ramster Autumn Fair is taking place on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday, 12th October at Ramster, Chiddingfold, in support of children’s health charity Action Medical Research. There are over 50 stalls selling fabulous food, unique and quirky gifts, gorgeous jewellery and practical paraphernalia. Entry is £5 and all proceeds and donations will go to support Action Medical Research, a national charity which supports vital medical research to help babies and children affected by disease and disability. The Fair is open on Tuesday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm.
If you have and artistic streak in you, or even if you just think you have! why not go along to the free art classes at the Clockhouse, Milford. You’ll be able to improve your artistic skills in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The drawing and painting classes are for all abilities and are led by a qualified art teacher. Classes are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30pm throughout the year. You can try a free taster session and then if you want to do more just become a member of the Clockhouse for a modest annual fee of £20. Call 01483 420668 for more information.
Rodborough School, situated between Milford and Witley, has a vibrant jazz band, The Rodborough School Jazz Band, and they are giving a concert at the Chichester Hall in Witley on Saturday 12th November at 7 for 7:30pm. Proceeds are in aid of the Chichester Hall Fund and everyone is welcome. Tickets are £10 per person to include a Ploughman’s supper and a pud and can be obtained from Nick Strachan or Helen Johnson by calling 0771 356 8158. Should be a really fun evening.
Do you remember the old Civic Hall in Guildford? I certainly do and can remember one special night when Eric Clapton was in concert there ‘with friends’. The friends turned out to be Phil Collins, Jimmy Page, Elton John, Gary Brooker and more. What a great night that was. Anyway the new replacement, G Live has opened and I have had a glimpse at the programme for the next few months. I have to say it’s a pretty impressive line-up with some great names and great acts coming down to Guildford. The full programme is available online, just Google G Live, but to give you an idea of what’s coming up, here are just a few names that caught my eye. On the orchestral front, there are concerts by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Comedy gigs include evenings with Jimmy Carr, Al Murray, Stephen Merchant and Joe Pasquale. There are two musical shows planned, Blood Brothers and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. Finally, there is a huge programme of music planned including names such as the Kaiser Chiefs, Elke Brooks and John Mayall. Personally, I can’t wait to get along to one of these gigs in the next few weeks.
The next film presented by Elstead Cinema is on Friday 14th October and is the acclaimed film Water for Elephants starring Reese Wetherspoon, Robert Pattenson and Christopher Waltz. The film opens with the reminiscences of 93-year-old Jacob Jankowski as he looks back over his life when, as a budding veterinary student taking his final exams he receives the devastating news that his parents have been killed in a road accident. He makes an impetuous decision to jump onto a train which belongs to a circus. When they find out he was training to be a vet, he is offered a job. The head trainer, August, is a brutal man and soon there is confrontation. Jacob falls in love with August’s wife Marlena. Meanwhile Rosie the elephant takes her revenge on August and Marlena and Jacob set about restoring harmony. Tickets priced £5 are on sale from Batchelors Newsagents or you can buy on the door. The doors open at 7 pm for a 7:30 pm start. The bar and refreshments are available.
There’s a Charity Quiz Evening in aid of Godalming Town Mayor’s charity, the Community Street Team. It takes place on Friday 28th October at 7:30 pm for 8 pm at the Wilfred Noyce Centre, off Crown Court car park, Godalming and tickets are £10 per head to include a fish and chip supper (some alternatives available on request). The bar will be open and I gather that prices are pretty reasonable! Tickets are available from Godalming Town Council, Municipal Buildings, Bridge Street, Godalming GU7 1HT or by calling 01483 523575. Quiz teams to consist of no more than six members.
Jazz @ The Cavern hosts an evening of live jazz with pianist David Newton on Wednesday 12th October. David Newton has an international reputation as a jazz pianist with a large number of albums to his name. After graduating from Leeds College of music in 1979, David teamed up with the saxophonist Alan Barnes moving to London where he rapidly became a much sought after pianist after playing with Martin Taylor and Don Weller. He was voted the best Jazz pianist in the British Jazz Awards for the ninth time in 2009 and was made a fellow of Leeds College of Music in 2003. I guess he’s got to be pretty good! Anyway it takes place at the Freeholders Pub, St John’s Street, Farncombe and the doors are open from 8pm. The concert starts at 8:30 pm and tickets are £6 in advance or £8 on the door. Information and bookings at www.farncombecavern.co.uk or telephone 07725 109890.
Godalming Town Football Club, whom I mentioned in some detail last month, is still looking for more support from all us locals. There are two home matches in October, the first is on Saturday 15th against Dulwich Hamlet and then on Saturday 29th, they entertain Merstham. Both matches kick-off at 3 pm and the ground is situated in Wey Court Stadium, Meadrow, Godalming, GU7 3JE. There’s lots more information on their website www.godalmingtownfc.co.uk . So you Dads, if you have got a football mad youngster, why not take him or her along to a match. Much easier than going up to Stamford Bridge and an awful lot cheaper!
Surrey Poetry Centre are inviting all to their Open Evening for the Guildford Book Festival on Wednesday 19th October at Friends Meeting House, Ward Street, Guildford. It runs from 7:30 to 10 pm. You can go along and listen to Wey Poets reading their poems in a regular workshop session, and join in with your comments. Contributing a poem of your own would be most welcome. There are light refreshments in the interval and admission is £5 via Festival booking or at the door (£2 members). For more information call Belinda Singleton (Chairman) on 01483 562206 or Martin Jones (Hon. Sec) on 01483 504556. You can also visit the website www.wayfarers.com .
Players of Elstead Theatrical Society (commonly known as PETS) are putting on an autumn production of ‘Cash on Delivery’ a play by Michael Cooney. It is a very funny farce about a man called Eric Swan (aided by his Uncle George and unbeknown to his wife Linda) who has pocketed thousands of pounds through fraudulent DSS claims. When the lodger opens the door to Mr Jenkins the DSS Inspector, mayhem follows! The show runs on Thursday the 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October at the Elstead Village Hall. Doors and bar open at 7:15 pm and the play starts at 7:45 pm. Tickets cost £8 for Thursday and £9 for Friday and Saturday and are available at the Box Office at Elstead Newsagents, Thursday Road, from Monday, 3rd October. PETS meet in the Youth Centre, Elstead every Wednesday at 8 pm and are always looking for new members either to act or help backstage. If you’d like more information have a look at their website www.elsteadtheatrical.co.uk or call Janet Padwick, Secretary, on 01252 703320.
Chiddingfold Horticultural Society will hold its next meeting at 8 pm on Wednesday 18th October when Doris Smallwood will talk about ‘Container Gardening for all Seasons’. Doris is a horticulturist of long-standing and has won gold medals at the Chelsea and Hampton Court shows. The meeting is held in the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane, Chiddingfold and visitors will be welcome. September was a very busy month with the Autumn show achieving great success. There was also a display in the Archive House on the Village Green celebrating the 160th anniversary of the Society.
On Saturday 29th October Godalming sees the very first Independent Christmas Market at Godalming Borough Hall which runs from 11am to 3:30pm. The market is the brainchild of a local mum and businesswoman Loretta Farrell, who was looking for a Christmas market selling quality, unusual gifts that you can’t find on the high street. When she couldn’t find one, she set one up herself! Stalls include items by local artists, photographers and jewellers as well as festive food, quality skincare products, vintage gifts and handmade children’s toys. With more than 30 stores there should be something for everyone and perhaps a little treat for you too!
Secretts in Milford has plenty of fun activities for October Half Term as they celebrate their Pumpkin Week. Many activities are free, including a Pumpkin Hunt, Winnie the Witch storytelling, Haunted Castle, Magic Shows and much much more! See their website www.secretts.co.uk or call 01483 520500 for a full list of activities.
Godalming & District NCT will be holding their annual Halloween & No Bangs* Firework Party for the under 5's and their families on Saturday 29th October at The Squirrel in Hurtmore. There will also be, amongst other things, a Halloween fancy dress competition, Carved Pumpkin competition, lucky dip, face painting and food available. It costs £5 for a family group, pay on the gate on the day. Doors open at 5pm, the display will start at 6pm. *They do their best to try and keep the fireworks as big bang free as possible but alas they can't guarantee it will be totally 'no bangs' (or nut free probably!).
There will be a charity card and gift sale at Elstead United Reformed Church, Milford Road, Elstead, on Saturday November 5th between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm. there will alos be refreshments and a raffle. Everyone welcome. Tables should be booked with Pam on 01252 702172 by 7th October.
Milford Horticultural Scoiety held their autumn show at Milford Village Hall on August Bank Holiday Monday; there were nearly 400 exhibits of flowers, pot plants, hanging baskets, fruit, vegetables and photographs being judged. The brilliant display of flowers, especially the dahlias, ensured the hall was full of colour. The awards were presented by Carol Gubler from ‘Little Brook Fuchias’ who congratulated all on an impressive display. The final meeting for 2011 will be a talk by Patricia Liechti Clarke on ‘Unusual Hardy Plants’ in Milford Village Hall on 25th October at 8 pm. Visit our web site www.milfordhortsociety.org.uk for further information or contact the Secretary on 01483 421509.
25 years young! You are cordially invited to join The Clockhouse, Chapel Lane, Milford GU8 5EZ for their Silver Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, 12th November, 2011
7 for 7:30. The special Guest Speaker is Chris Hollins (commitments permitting), the BBC Presenter and winner of Strictly Come Dancing.There will be a ‘super’ raffle anfd a cash bar. Tickets are £25 per person and the dress code is jacket and tie. For tickets and info, please contact Mrs. Julie Milton on (01428) 420668.
Sheer Delight’s is holding its fifth Breast Awareness Event and they have named this one It’s a Woman’s World. The event is on Saturday 22nd October 2011 and they are open from 9:30. As always they are raising money for Breast Cancer Campaign with a fun day of bra fittings, manicures and make-up, styling tips and physio advice. There will be a tombola, discounts, goody bags and, crucially, pink champagne. They also have a special and brave contribution by one man who is being sponsored to be beautified – Man made Woman. They can’t wait! I feel sorry for him already… Sheer Delight is at 26 Church Street, Godalming. Tel 01483 427022.
Following the extensive redevelopment of the Godalming Conservative Club, it is with great pleasure that they are able to announce the opening of a new private members’ club in October 2011. The club will be called The Oxborough Room and will occupy the 2nd floor of 11 Wharf Street, Godalming, with access by lift or stairs. It is intended to provide a comfortable lounge area in which members will be able to meet and enjoy a drink and/or small meal. There will also be exclusive access to a snooker table. There will be two open days in late October, which will be posted on their website at www.godalmingconservativeclub.com . Membership will be at a cost of £25 (£30 for couples) for the period Oct 2011- Dec 2012, with a reduction of £5 if paid before the 1st Nov. Contact Doug Clark on 01483 423949 for an application form.
Remember, remember the 5th of November. There will be a Table Top Sale at Milford Village Hall on the 5th November from 10 to 12.30 pm. Table price is £7. Have you something to sell? If so, call 01483 429910 to book your table now. This is in aid of the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, which is the chosen charity of the Inner Wheel of Godalming Woolsack.
I have been asked to mention the Probus Club of Godalming. It was founded in 1968 and was only the second to be formed in the country. It is a luncheon club for retired professionals and businessmen and meets on the first Friday of the month. Lunch is followed by club business and then a guest speaker. In addition, they organise trips to which wives and friends are invited, which will include a Christmas Concert at the Royal Albert Hall in December. Contact Ron Musk on 01483 417929 for more details.