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Social Events 

Anchor 2 - Xmas Party

Book Club

"State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett.

Tuesday 13th June,2023

For details contact Kate Law (


In a narrative replete with poison arrows, devouring snakes, scientific miracles, and spiritual transformations, "State of Wonder" presents a world of stunning surprise and danger, rich in emotional resonance and moral complexity.

As Dr. Marina Singh embarks upon an uncertain odyssey into the insect-infested Amazon, she will be forced to surrender herself to the lush but forbidding world that awaits within the jungle.

Charged with finding her former mentor Dr. Annick Swenson, a researcher who has disappeared while working on a valuable new drug, she will have to confront her own memories of tragedy and sacrifice as she journeys into the unforgiving heart of darkness.

Stirring and luminous, "State of Wonder" is a world unto itself, where unlikely beauty stands beside unimaginable loss beneath the rain forest's jeweled canopy.

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Anchor 1 Book Club

Garden Guerrillas

We are looking to recruit some volunteers for a community gardening group to continue the good work previously organised by Clare Bass and Brenda Standon. The main aim is to rejuvenate the land at the entrance of South and West Quays with a boat planter, as voted for at the AGM, as well as tidying the existing areas.

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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.

Can you help care for and ‘green-up’ our local area by volunteering a few hours? There is also a need for plants, soil, weed killer and hiring of tools for those who would like to help, but less physically.

Please email Laura with any questions or offers of plants, or donations for soil etc. Laura’s e-mail is

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