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Social Events 

Summer Party

In these cold dark short days it is pleasant to remember warmer brighter times - The Summer Party tradition.

I feel sure that everyone who came to our annual summer garden party last summer thoroughly enjoyed themselves, judging by the kind thank you comments which we have received from many of you. Sixty one people plus children enjoyed the sunshine whilst we sipped our Pimms listening to the brilliant guitarist who played for us throughout the afternoon We enjoyed a varied and scrumptious lunch prepared for us by Laura and her social team who certainly deserve our congratulations and grateful thanks!

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Photos: Mike Evans

Photo: Delia Evans

After lunch, we enjoyed chatting together after all this “lock-down time", while watching the more energetic amongst us trying their hand at the variety of games organised for us by Pete Argent (thank you, Pete). I’m told that the “wellie wanging” was the most popular and it was indeed won by a very overgrown child! Final thanks must go to the Rugby Club for letting us use their excellent facilities and particularly to Liz and Helen who spent the whole day helping and advising us before remaining at the bar to serve drinks.
Delia Evans

AMRA Social Sub-Committee


The social side of AMRA is run mainly by a Social Committee consisting of six volunteers led by the Social Secretary, who also sits on the Management Committee, ensuring that everything is cohesive. We are pleased to announce that Laura Johnson has taken over as social secretary. She is a great ideas person so you will enjoy her energy.


We organise three, free, get togethers annually paid for from members’ subs ...... a wine & cheese party in March to herald in the new season, an afternoon party for children as well as adults and a Christmas party when we also hold our annual general meeting before the fun begins!


In the past, we have also organised various outings or “get togethers” called, ‘AMRA extras’ ..... events where those members who choose to join in, just pay for the actual cost. These have included: wine tastings, fish and chip suppers on the Wallingford to Cholsey steam train and visits to various places of interest. There has also been the annual, ‘Boatnic’ often held in June where the boat owners amongst us, along with their friends, moor up at Days Lock for a picnic.

Send comments and material to:

Phil Edmonds <phe@mailaps.org>


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