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Four brothers from Mansfield and Dukeries (Richard and John Dillon, Rob Hill and myself) went up to Barnsley for their annual “Barnsley Chop” night. We had to set off early as there was no guarantee that the M1 would be clear but, as luck would have it, we sailed through and arrived early! The Chop..

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  We have just come back from a very successful weekend in Oxford which was attended by 24 brothers, wives and friends. We gathered at Keble College on Friday afternoon/evening and went off for a meal at the Pierre Victoire Bistrot (sic) calling in at the Lamb and Flag for a swift drink before the meal. The..

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Thanks are due once again to Pat Lee for organising the annual Circle Golf tournament, held at the Ramsdale Golf Club in Calverton. Although numbers were a little down on last year, the two competitions – for Catenians and for Guests – were keenly contested by all those who entered. The afternoon was clear and..

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Sadly, I was away on holiday for this meeting but I hear that it went very well even though many of the Chesterfield brothers were in Oberammergau for the Passion Play. There were lots of visitors (isn’t that just my luck!!) from South Leicester, Kirby Muxloe, Nottingham 221 and Barnsley.

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In July we attempted a new approach to the meeting – a very relaxed dress code, short meeting and a buffet during which we played games. Quite a few brothers were attracted by the offer of a free pint to start off the evening and we had a good number present with some of our..

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18 brothers, wives, friends and family gathered for another action packed Skittles evening which took place on Saturday 17 July at the Little John pub in Ravenshead. As always the competition was very keen and skill levels were very high since some of the group play the game seriously in a local league! Styles varied..

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      Our second Circle Sailing evening was planned by Charles and Karen Ferrar and took place once again at the Nottinghamshire County Sailing Club at Hoveringham, to the east of Lowdham. I must admit to feeling some excitement as we set off; the evening was gorgeous – some light fluffy cloud and a..

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Our meeting last night was quite low-key as we managed to get all our business over quickly. The main reason for this was that we were expecting visitors for the After Circle and didn’t want to delay those proceedings as our speaker would then be on too late. We had four visitors for the meeting,..

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Tonight I went over to the Derby 90th anniversary meeting and celebration. The meeting was attended by a few of the new Presidents – myself and Walter from Province 15 and Pat Horbury from Province 3S who is this year’s President at Barnsley. The atmosphere at the meeting was very good and we had a..

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On Tuesday April 27th, I became the 49th President of Mansfield and Dukeries Circle 197 of the Catenian Association. This is my second time round and I am greatly honoured that the brothers of the Circle have seen fit to allow me to take this office again. When John Campbell was President last year, we..