The Club has had a wonderful range of events over recent months, including the Chelsea Flower Show in late May, when 80 members and guests enjoyed a superb lunch in the Farmers Suite, entertained once again by the irrepressible Peter Seabrook MBE, horticultural journalist and Club member, whose enthusiastic talk guided members towards some of the ‘must see’ exhibits.
The beginning of June is a time of pageantry in London and Club Administrator Anita did a great job in securing a decent number of tickets for Beating Retreat at Horse Guards Parade, preceded by dinner at the Club. A great evening ensued drawing high praise from the 35 members who attended.
June also marked the first of the ‘Chairman’s Tours’, with Nick and Donna Helme leading a party of 20 Club members on a three-day visit to the Jerez region of Spain, which was exceptionally well received.
The end of the month saw the Club enjoy a visit to Eltham Palace in southeast London, former home to a young Henry VIII and latterly the famous materials family, the Courtaulds. The mixture of Medieval and Art deco architecture was fascinating. Members enjoyed lunch at the Club beforehand, including the asparagus ice cream and lemon/white cocoa tart, which caused much debate and plaudits.
Early July saw visits to Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and Henley Royal Regatta – both enjoyed in super summer weather.
For a host of wonderful photos from the Club’s numerous Summer Events visit our photo gallery.
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