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#1 Tim Wright

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

The next meeting of the Somme branch of the WFA will be on Tuesday 13th March.
We are holding a quiz night, the venue will be The Old Blighty tea room in La Boisselle starting at 7.30pm.
Everyone is welcome.

The April meeting will be on the Tuesday 10th April, venue will be le Musée Somme 1916 in Albert starting at 7.30pm.
Our speaker for the evening will be Clive Harris, Clive's topic will be "The greater game" sporting icons who fell in the great war.

Tim.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:58 PM

Hi Tim

As a WFA Member, I wish you all the best, with your Branch Meetings :thumbsup: .

Regards.
Gerwyn



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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

Just my luck :(

I will be over 16/20 March, 29 March - 4 April then not over again until 27 April.

Any dates set for later on in the year?

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:54 PM

See you in April Tim!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:17 PM

Gerwyn.
Many thanks, hope to see you on your next visit.

Andy.
We are still trying to finalise dates however, Peter Barton and Dave Tattersfield have both very kindly offered to speak, Peter in the first couple of weeks of May and Dave at a point between the 5th and 18th of July, in both cases we are waiting for confirmation of availability of the conference room in the Museum.
We have speakers agreed in principal for the remainder of the year, we are waiting for them to confirm their travel plans and we can announce the dates.

Michelle.
Look forward to seeing you, we are hoping for a big turnout.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:21 AM

Tim
Will Denise be staying with you then? Now I don't work with her anymore I've rather lost touch.

Michelle

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:34 AM

Tim
Will Denise be staying with you then? Now I don't work with her anymore I've rather lost touch.

Michelle



Unfortunately not in April, hopefully they will get over in the summer, they have 2 grandchildren now which takes a lot of their free time.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:12 PM

We will be there. I promise not to win the raffle again :whistle:

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:37 AM

Tim ,enjoyed last nights meeting very good , excellent quiz , throughly enjoyable winning it was even better , looking foward to Aprils event .

Cheers Gary



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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

Congratulations to the winners, from the team that came a close second.

A very good evening, good quiz and plenty of friendly chat.

Thanks Tim. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

The next meeting of the Somme branch of the WFA will be on the Tuesday 10th April, venue will be le Musée Somme 1916 in Albert starting at 7.30pm.
Our speaker for the evening will be Clive Harris, Clive's topic will be "The greater game" sporting icons who fell in the great war.
The entrance for the meeting will be via the museum shop entrance in the park.
As the main gate to the park is always locked at 6pm, we will be using the gate via Rue de Bordeaux.
Directions - With your back to the Basilica, walk down the Rue de Bordeaux, past the Highlander pub on your left.
At the bottom of the Rue de Bordeaux, look straight ahead at the gate, enter the park via this gate.
Anyone having a problem finding the gate please wait by the entrance to the museum, we will guide people from there between 7pm & 7.30pm.

Tim.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:15 PM

Hope to see you there, Tim. Will there be refreshments available as at the usual venue?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:15 AM

Hi Ken.
The usual tea, coffee, biscuits and cake will be available.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

Thanks, Tim. Cake it is then. See you there :lol:

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:30 AM

Tim excellent night and a superb speaker highly recommended ,cant wait for next meeting ,

Cheers Gary

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

Hi Gary.
I agree, a great night.
Clive Harris was excellent and his talk kept everyone interested, could happily have listened for another hour.
The new venue also worked well.

Tim.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

Nice to meet you at last Tim, and a good evening.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:01 AM

The next meeting of the Somme branch of the WFA will be on the Saturday 12th May, venue will be le Musée Somme 1916 in Albert starting at 7.30pm.
Our speaker for the evening will be Peter Barton, Peter's topic will be "Fromelles" The German records.
The entrance for the meeting will be via the museum shop entrance in the park.
As the main gate to the park is always locked at 6pm, we will be using the gate via Rue de Bordeaux.
Directions - With your back to the Basilica, walk down the Rue de Bordeaux, past the Highlander pub on your left.
At the bottom of the Rue de Bordeaux, look straight ahead at the gate, enter the park via this gate.
Anyone having a problem finding the gate please wait by the entrance to the museum, we will guide people from there between 7pm & 7.30pm.
Looking forward to seeing you.

Tim.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:03 AM

Looking forward to it, Tim. Thanks for the update.

Ken :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:06 PM

Tim

Have you got a date for the meeting in July yet?..... I shall be 'over there' for a few days and I hope that the two might coincide

Thanks

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

Hi Andrew.
We have just finalised the date for July.
It will be Tuesday the 10th, our speaker will be Dave Tattersfield, his presentation will be a reconstruction of the court marshal of Willie Stones.
Hope you can make it.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

Hi Tim

Sods law in operation.... we are on the Somme the following week. A great pity

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:53 PM

Tim - June details known yet ?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:28 AM

Hi Tom.
Our June meeting will be a guided on site tour of the exciting glory hole project in La Boisselle.
I am hoping to have a date finalised in the next few days.
It would be great if you were able to attend again.

Tim

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:56 PM

Tim – I’ve checked the long-range weather forecast and see that the only suitable dates for an outdoors meeting at the GH will be sometime during w/c Sun. 17th June. All other dates during June could be quite unsuitable as they may involve thunder, lightning, floods, and general devastation.

... well you have to try :whistle: :lol:

Tom