November 2019 Newsletter

Bookings for the Christmas Lunch will be closing on Saturday 30 November to enable final preparations to be made with Walton Hall, so if you wish to go and have not already done so, please send your booking form in as soon as possible. See below for details.

As a reminder, there is information about the Annual Newman Street Reunion on 6 December in the September newsletter.

Michael Fabianski, Newsletter Editor. E-mail:


Event Reports

Event Report: E1915SKI Skittles, Thursday 7 November

22 participates had an enjoyable game of skittles at the Snitterfield Sports Club.

After the game a tasty meal of shepherds pie was followed by a dessert of apple pie, although the vegetarian option had to be dug out from the freezer!



The following is the status of those events which have been announced.

Wednesday 18 December Christmas Lunch. See below..

Booking Conditions. Click here to read the terms and conditions. Members should also be aware of Public Liability Insurance provided by the Club.

Photographs from Past Events. Click here or here to view a selection of photographs from past events.

E1916XML: Christmas Lunch, Wednesday 18th December 2019
Organiser: Ray Bradshaw

This year’s Christmas lunch will be held at:

Walton Hall, Wellesbourne, CV35 9HG

Walton Hall

Walton Hall is situated just south of Wellesbourne in impressive grounds. It is a 16th century country mansion once owned by Lord Field and the entertainer Danny La Rue and is now owned by Mercure Hotels.

The banqueting hall has round tables seating between 8 to 10 people. A full list of attendees will be sent to everyone before the lunch.

A welcoming drink will be available from 12 noon and lunch will be served starting at 1 p.m.



Payment options are shown on the booking form.


Booking form: Word document     Printable Booking Form

To book please complete a booking form with your menu choices and either

Email to

or post to

Ray Bradshaw, 5 Church Lane, Barford, Warwick, CV35 8ES

Refer to the document Event Booking Conditions for terms and conditions.


Sub-Groups of Retirees Club and Employee Club

IBM Retirees Rambling Group

Go to a list of the planned walks for 2019 and other information.

Please contact Terry King, for the latest information.


IBM Retirees PC and Technology Group (founded by Harry Green)

The IBM Retirees PC and Technology Group meets every alternate month for a lively discussion on PC and technology topics in the digital age. There are usually one or two specific presentations given by members or by outside speakers, which the members of the Group have requested. We try to provide a reasonable balance between PC “techie” topics, new technology, and topics of a more general nature such as digital television, Internet telephony and digital photography. So whether you are a newcomer to the PC or a more experienced user, we hope you will find something of interest. You are very welcome to join us.

Go to meeting dates and other information.


Members’ Notices

We all know Midlands Retirees who are undertaking a range of activities to raise money for good causes. The Committee have therefore decided to offer this space to advertise such initiatives and other events which may be of interest.


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