Walking in Crummackdale - 11 September 2017

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 Four well seasoned walkers, traversed 8.5 miles of  wet and windy Crummackdale on Monday and agreed it was a great walk in testing conditions! (Peter Wood, David Russell, Barry Pollard, Kelvin Burkinshaw)

RESULTS OF THE 31st RIBI ROTARY CLUB GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

On Monday 4th September, an improving early autumn day, the Leicester RC triumphed at the RIBI Rotary Club Golf Championship.  Leicester President Richard Power - pictured presenting prizes - with an outstanding score of 40 points helped to push Chesterfield Scarsdale the winners last year into second place.

Book Club Meeting - 17 July 2017

Colour Bar

The story of Seretse Khama is one which some of us of a certain age will recall dimly from our childhood. It is told in ‘Colour Bar’ the latest book to be considered by the Book Club.  Ancestral heir to the kingship of the Bangwato people in what was formerly Bechuanaland in southern Africa, Seretse flouted convention by marrying a white English woman, Ruth Williams. As a result of political machinations, not least those of the British government responding to pressure from South Africa, he was tricked into returning to the UK where he was placed in exile. The story of how he and his wife never faltered in their love for each other and bore their fate with patience and dignity has recently been the subject of a film. The book tells the story in more detail and culminates in their return to Africa, where Seretse gave up his hereditary rights, becoming a politician and first president of the newly-independent Botswana. It is an inspiring tale and provoked lots of discussion.  (Peter Wood)

The Book Club meets next on 31st August at Oakdale Golf Club when we’ll be looking at ‘The Mystery of Things by AC Grayling. Everyone welcome.

 

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