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2019 Events
Click here to see our plan for 2020 events.
Our next event will be the ever popular Quiz Evening on 24th January 2020.


On 8th December, DI and Colin Thomas kindly hosted our Christmas drinks event at there home in Gerrards Cross. 
A good time was had by one and all (as seen by this picture of the carol singing). Click here for a full report.



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Perhaps the most keenly contested sporting event of the autumn was held at Oaklands Park Golf Club on the Friday evening, 25th October. It was of course our very own CDWS Skittles Evening.
Rob Britton organised a thrilling evening – and Gwyndaf’s account can be found here.



Parc Mawr View

At the 2018 Christmas gathering, our hosts, Bill & Sue Jones, asked that as a gift, they would prefer a donation to the Woodland Trust for trees to be planted at Parc Mawr. Following the Society’s Oswestry trip in June, Bill & Sue drove on to see how the trees were doing. Here is their report:



On 12th September,we visited WWT Slimbridge to see the wild fowl and have the opportunity of being among the first visitors to Peter Scott’s newly opened house.



We held our annual Golf Day on 30th August, Rob Britton’s report can be found here.



Our thanks to Diana and Alan Longshaw for hosting this year’s Summer lunch in their garden.
Kate Picton’s report is here.

17th June saw 33 of us off to Oswestry for the week, to discover the Welsh Marches. Many thanks to our expert guide, Jonathan Pegler.

We had an excellent turnout for our 2019 AGM. Members were entertained not only by Ann Tennant single-handedly providing a lovely meal for 50, but also by Bertie Pearce, who combined a talk about the use of visual deception in art through the ages with magic tricks, assisted by members of the audience.


This year our Spring Walk included a viewing of the medieval church paintings in Little Missenden as well as our usual walk in the hills and pub lunch. Our thanks to Gwyndaf and Janet John for arranging the trip.

See the full report here.


Our 2019 St David’s Day Dinner was on Friday March 1st at Harewood Downs Golf Club with speaker Tudor Wyn Owen, a keen aviator, and known as the ‘flying lawyer, he recently retired as a Circuit Judge in London.


Burn’s Night (25th January) saw Jonathan Pegler host another of his cryptic Quiz Evenings. Six teams of six battled it out, the only respite being the fish and chips supper. Amongst other topics, we were tested on our knowledge of old advertising slogans and the First World War. At the end of the evening, the winners were announced and questions were asked – was it a fix?



We’ve also added some photographs of the members of the committee, so that you can see who everyone is – click here.

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