Andy heard, belatedly, that Julie from Underfall Yard has been ill, so, having already made contingency plans, we will be going ahead with the stall outside the cottage and the museum open for visitors. Doug asked Andy what he required by way of helpers for the stall and a discussion followed with enough volunteers coming forward plus help at the cottage where Doug and Gayner will be on duty. Pete Sellars offered to do a barbeque for the helpers. The national slop chest stall will also be there. As the council are trying to extend the Harbour Festival area, hopefully, it will mean a better footfall than usual, plus a notice outside and bunting to entice and welcome visitors.
Thursday 21st July: Boat trip to Hanham Lock
The Flower of Bristol has been hired for our exclusive use leaving the Bristol Packet Office, near the SS Great Britain, at 12.30 pm for Hanham Lock. For those who have not done the trip before, please be aware that there is a steep flight of stone steps to access the boat. We will be due back at 4.30 pm so, when we are given a time to get back on board, please don’t exceed it because it will be calculated to catch the tide.
At Hanham Lock there are two pubs but, when we were there last time, they had difficulty getting meals out quickly enough. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat there (not on the boat) or pre-order. The boat is fully licenced, no BYO allowed.
Numbers are limited so please book places as soon as possible. Members (no charge) and guests are welcome, the guest cost is £16.50. Pill and Shiplovers have also been invited.
Friday 5th August: Coffee Morning at the Cottage 10.00 to 12.00
Wednesday 10th August: Meeting at RBL, Whitchurch 12.00 for 12.30
Friday 16th December: Christmas Dinner
Doug has confirmed our booking for Friday 16th December, 7.00 for 7.30, at Shirehampton Golf Club. The Christmas menu isn’t available yet.