BARMING ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


 Chairman – Colin Wallsgrove.

On behalf of myself and the committee

 We wish all of our members a very

 Merry Christmas and a Happy and

 Healthy New Year for 2018.


 www.Barmara.org.uk

 Issue 150 December 2017


 



Our next meeting is on Friday 26th January 2018 When the speaker will be

 Melanie Gibson-Barton. Her subject “Bruges- It’s more than just Chocolate “



Christmas Concert.

Well, what a great way to get us into the Christmas spirit. We went to the

Music Museum in Kew and the whole trip went without hitch. There was

no traffic to hold us up on the journey there which gave us the chance to

stretch our legs and have a comfort break just ten minutes away from our

final destination. So, on arrival, we were ready to enjoy our visit.

We started with a visit to the museum and had a demonstration of two

Automated music players. They were forerunners of TV and entertainment

of today but in their day were technologically just as amazing. We were

also shown one of the components – a large plate made of thin metal with

a pattern of holes which activated the needles. The original ‘floppy disc ‘

We then went to the concert room upstairs, set for our afternoon tea, but

the stage was the attraction. True to our anticipation, out of the floor of the

stage, in true Reginald Dixon style, an enormous ‘hurdy gurdy’ organ appeared.

We were then entertained with music with a Christmas theme from the

talented organist and a beautiful soprano. There was a break whilst we

had our afternoon tea and then a final part to the programme - finishing

at 5.00.

A safe and uneventful journey home was the end to another successful

event. So thanks to Dave our driver and, of course, Mo for organising

our trip. Sylvia Lichfield.



 TRIPS FOR 2017/18


 ISLE OF WIGHT HOLIDAY.

 Another Bargain of the year ! 4 day holiday to the Ocean View Hotel on the

 Isle of Wight. Friday 16th/Monday 19th

 February 2018. Half Board

 Including Coach for the sum £129, Single Rooms £137.

 Gloria will start collecting the payment for this holiday at the september

 Meeting, bring your cheque books. £129 pp double/twin. £137pp single.

 Contact Gloria 720515.

 NOTE.

 “GLORIA WILL BE DISTRIBUTING THE LUGGAGE LABELS IN THE NOVEMBER

 MEETING, SO PLEASE COLLECT.”

 IF POSSIBLE ONE PIECE OF LUGGAGE PER PERSON TO GO IN THE HOLD ON

 THE COACH.

 THE TIME TABLE FOR PICKUPS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 9.00AM. FANT LANE.

 9.10AM BEVERLEY ROAD.

 9.15AM TOP OF BEVERLEY ROAD/HEATH ROAD.

 9.30AM ALLINGTON (SHOPS).

 We are booked on the 1pm ferry and should be at the hotel approx. 2.15pm

 New.

 WARNER HOLIDAY 2018 TO BODELWYDDAN CASTLE 7TH MAY 2018

 Barmara holiday next year is from the 7th

– 11th May. Due to difficulty

 Obtaining rooms this year I am unable to offer one price for all. The basic

 Price is £325.00 pp, single rooms have a surcharge of £10.00 pp. To make

 The numbers up I have had to accept 6 rooms on the next grade up, so a

 £10.00 pp will apply to these. Booking opens at the meeting on 27th June

 2017 for names. Deposits of £30.00pp due by the25th July 2017.

 Contact Neil kenwright 01622 727066

 Christmas riddles.

 What Christmas carol is a favourite of parents.

 What’s the most popular wine at Christmas. 


ACTIVITIES

Rambles are now finished until the spring.

Twenty hardy ramblers and associate ramblers braved the inclement

weather inside the Bull at Penenden Heath to enjoy an annual lunch

together . As always some forged ahead and others strolled along

but we all had finished in 2.5 hours. Very good going and all enjoyed

the food and company. Thank you Pauline and Ann for Organising it.


Tenpin Bowling.

This month only 7 players and two coaches turned up, weather was a bit

on the awful side. The ladies top scorer was as usual Marion with 110

this was also the top score of both men and ladies, well done.

The mens top scorer was John with 106.


Interested in Art??

The Art club is recruiting new members. If you fancy trying your hand at

Painting, drawing , designing, or any other form of art, come along, novices

welcome some guidance is available. Nice Friendly group.

Every Tuesday 10am till 12 noon Barming Parish Hall. Sheila 728183.





KURLING ( John 687415 )

TA Centre Boxley Road

10am to 12.noon Cost £1-50

Fridays Dates.


 19th Jan, 9th Feb,

 16th Mar, 20th Apr, 18th May, 15th Jun.


Ten Pin Bowling

Hollywoodbowl Maidstone.

Start 11am £6.25 includes tea or

Coffee.

Thursdays Dates 

4thJan, 1st Feb,

1st March.

John 687415


COFFEE MORNING (Maureen 727066)

Barming Parish Hall

Mondays 10am to 12 noon

Dates,

8th Jan, 5th Feb, 5th Mar,


ART GROUP (Sheila 728183)

Barming Parish Hall

10am to 12 noon

Dates,

 9th Jan,16th Jan,30th Jan.

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