Friday, 23 October 2015

September 2015 Monthly Meeting

'Tales of a Scotland Yard Detective
29th September 2015

Steve Roberts
'Tales of a Scotland Yard Detective'

Speaker Steve Roberts, a former Detective Inspector with the Metropolitan Police, delivered an informative and entertain presentation titled, 'Tales of a Scotland Yard Detective".  During his service, he worked at various locations in East and South East London and at New Scotland Yard on a number of specialist investigation units. His presentation detailed different aspects of criminal investigations supported by personal anecdotes and includeed an insight into the Flying Squad and the Kidnap & Specialist Investigation Unit.

The Scone Rangers New Group

 “The Scone Rangers”

The Aim:
The aim of this new group is to enable members to get together informally once a month, either side of the monthly meeting,  simply to chat and eat together without doing anything “worthy”!  This could particularly appeal to those members who only attend the monthly meeting and who haven’t taken the leap into any of the topic groups.  Friendships will be consolidated, new ideas for groups will emerge and support for Edenbridge U3A will be strengthened.

The Name:
“The Scone Rangers” is a pun that should certainly strike a chord with our generation.  It reflects the all-important cream tea element! and acknowledges the wide range of interests of the group.

The Venue:
Address: The Elms Tea and Coffee Shop at Chartwell Barns, Bough Beech Road, Four Elms, TN8 6ND Chartwell Barns is a very pleasant location at Four Elms with a garden centre, farm shop, tack shop, pet supplies and a fascinating array of salvaged garden ornaments.  There is a coffee shop in the conservatory overlooking a large garden and a view up to Chartwell. Tea will be served at 3 pm.  Loads of parking.
Tables will be reserved for our group so unless we do a complete “take over” there will be other customers around us (opportunity to sign them up!) . Numbers are restricted to 20 - so first come, first served.
The group will launch at Chartwell Barns for the winter months on the first or second Tuesday of the month.  We may decide to try other venues in the spring and summer, although it is even more pleasant at Chartwell Barns in the summer where there is a sunny patio and garden to spread out into.

The Cream Tea:
A special vintage cream tea will be prepared for us consisting of sandwiches, sausage rolls, neat little cakes, scones, jam and cream and lashings of tea.  The price will be £8 per head payable in advance. “Chatting” will be optional but certain to happen!

How it will work:
If you would like to join in the fun, please let Briar Blake know and arrange to get your £8 per head to her BY THE PREVIOUS FRIDAY AT THE LATEST;
by cheque or by cash when you see her
You can also book with Briar and pay for the next month at the end of the cream tea.

The Launch Date :

Tuesday 1st December at 3 pm.  First date next year - Tuesday, 12th January, 2016
Group Leaders Meeting in the Old Eden October 2015