Get Together events and gatherings.
Photography Group – Tuesday 4 August at 2 pm via Zoom
Book Library – Wednesday 19 August at 2 pm in Scillé
Meeting at Joyce Robert’s house. There is plenty of space to view the boxes of books and social distancing and the usual precautions can be adhered to
BBQ – Sunday 30 August at 5 pm in Exireuil
This is to be held at Annette and Leslie Green’s house, outside Exireuil. There will be plenty of space for parking and, more importantly, for social distancing.
GT will be providing the cooked element of meat and fish for free, along with an apero and nibbles. Members are asked to bring along any accoutrements to the BBQ along with a dessert. Please bring your own cutlery, plates, glasses, cups, etc. GT will also be providing coffee and tea.
Please can you also bring your own table and chairs, if possible, though there will be a number of tables with chairs available.
As light relief from eating and drinking there will be a cut down version of running our horse racing jollies along with other distractions to add to the fun. Some will be mildly cerebral, others requiring certain skills. Prizes galore to be won.
Southern Walk – Thursday 24 September at 10.30 am in Rom
The walk will start at the plan d’eau in Rom. The walk is around 8 km long with an option of a shorter walk of 4km. It takes place along firm tracks but as always be prepared for inclement weather with the appropriate footwear and clothing. Assuming enough interest lunch will be at the Market Restaurant in Lezay.
Northern Walk – Friday 25 September near Gourgé
Details to follow
For the current situation regarding coronavirus please see the Government dedicated webpage
You can download the list of activities in the monthly newsletter here.
|Walking Group||A 7-8 km walk held on the 2nd Saturday and the last Friday of each month. Organised by individual Members with a meal at a restaurant afterwards, which non-walking members can also attend.|
|Book Club/Library||Held on the 1st Monday of each month at a Members home. A lending library of over 500 paperback choices. Coordinated by Beryl Brennan|
|History Group||Bi-monthly talks by Members on Anglo/French history and summer visits to historical places.|
|Reading Circle||Adhoc meetings at a Members home to discuss and review the latest novel read by the group. Reviews of all the books read can be viewed in the PDF below.|
|Photography Group||The group meets once a month generally at a members home, with the aim of understanding how to use our cameras and learning the secrets of good photography|
|Lunch & Wine Club||Meets monthly where people bring and share a starter and a dessert with a talk on and tasting of a particular wine complimentary to the dishes|
|Family History Group||Genealogy group which meets monthly to share information on researching family members.|
|Curry Club||Meets monthly for a bring and share lunch featuring curry dishes prepared by members.|
|Craft Club||Meets monthly where members share hobbies such as card making, cake decoration, painting, needlecraft, visit craft exhibitions.|
|Social Events||Quiz Night, Summer BBQ, Summer Garden Party, Information Talks, Horse Racing Day.|
If you would like to hold an event of any sort please contact the Coordinators, they will check if the date is free, discuss the details with you and let you know the date they need information for the Newsletter. We welcome volunteers (especially new members) to organise events which we would assist them with if necessary. All members are very welcome at any Get Together event wherever it is held. All information for events and events reports should be sent to the appropriate Coordinator first rather than to the Newsletter Editor direct.
If you are planning a large non Get Together event and you would like us to try and not have an association event clashing with it please also contact the Coordinators.
You can view the latest list of books read by the group, please click the PDF below.
History Group Library
The idea for creating a GT History Library came as a result of receiving the very generous donation from Carol Andrews – a past President of GT – of her late husband’s collection of 250 history books, journals and miscellaneous articles acquired over a number of years. Keith had been one of the founder members of the History Group.
This collection has been augmented by a similar number contributed by Vaughan Wells such that the library now comprises a comprehensive collection of reference and text books, biographies and articles on aspects of world history with special emphasis on events in Britain and France.
We owe Carol a big thank you for her kind generosity in making this material available and thus ensure that Keith’s interest and enthusiasm for history can be passed on to both present and future members of the Association.
Jeremy Luckett, Chairman, GT History Group Committee, April 2015
The Group are very pleased to accept the collection of history books and genealogical tables of English and European royal families from the estate of John and Pauline Tonks who died within a few months of each other recently. John and Pauline had been members of GT since coming to France in 2007, following their retirement and their marriage in England. Both had a longstanding interest in genealogy and as well as running courses in the subject for GT members, John had traced his own family back as far as King Canute. A particular interest was the family trees of English and European royal families and their interconnections as a result of which the Collection contains a large number of history books on monarchs and prominent public figures of their time.
The History Group is delighted to receive this kind donation from John and Pauline who, as well as being members of Get Together were also members of Les Jardiniers de Poitou gardening club and active in raising funds for the Combined Services Support Group.
Jeremy Luckett, Chairman, G.T. History Group Committee, February 2016
Requesting/returning a book or article:
The Library is available to all members of Get Together, but you must be a registered user. The catalogue is available to download below or a hard copy can be consulted at History Group meetings. Requests should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by hand at HG meetings. For books you will need to include your user number, the author and the title; for articles please include also the reference number to be found on the right-hand side of the listing. The maximum loan period is two months, or one month if the book/article is in heavy demand: the maximum number of books/articles that can be borrowed at any one time is four. A list of dates and times when books/articles can be collected/returned (usually at Menigoute) will be regularly updated under Forthcoming Events above.
NB: Library services are free of charge, and operated on a voluntary basis by the History Group Committee. Donations from GT/HG members are welcome, however, and will be forwarded on a six or twelve monthly basis to the cancer charity [CLIC Sargent] in memory of Keith Andrews.