Roselands and Seaside

THE PUDDING AND WINE CLUB: will be holding a Champagne Lunch at the Langham Hotel on Sunday July 5 at 12 noon for 12.30pm. Different champagnes will be served with every course and the menu will have a French theme. A wine expert will speak between each course about the next champagne to be served and Langham Head Chef Michael Titherington will talk about the food and why the menu has been chosen to match the various champagnes. The Pudding and Wine Club is open to all and there is no membership fee, you simply pay for any lunches that you wish to attend. There are approximately six lunches a year and each time the food and wines of a particular country will be featured. For bookings and more information, call 731451 or email

THE WALSINGHAM CELL: meets for a Mass in the Memorial Chapel of Christ Church on Monday July 6 at 6.15pm. Refreshments will follow the service. For details about Cell membership and the annual pilgrimages to Walsingham, call 728522.

A COFFEE MORNING: will be held at Christ Church in Seaside on Wednesday July 8 from 10am, admission free. There will be a few stalls and a raffle. This will be followed by a short service in the Memorial Chapel at 11.30am for anyone who wishes to stay on. Weekday services are also held at Christ Church every Monday at 10am, Tuesday at 6.15pm, and Thursday at 9.45am, to which all are welcome.

AN EXHIBITION: of some of Danny La Rue’s costumes and wigs, plus photographs and memorabilia including his OBE and his This Is Your Life red book, will be held in the Sovereign Suite of the Langham Hotel on July 8, 9 and 10 from 10am-4pm each day. Admission is by voluntary donation to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. For more information, call 731451.

DANNY LA RUE :will be the theme of the next Ladies’ Lunch Club lunches on Thursday July 9 and Friday July 10 at the Langham Hotel, Royal Parade, at 12 noon for 12.30pm, when Annie Galbraith and Steven Metcalfe will be the guest speakers. Annie designed and made Danny’s costumes for over 30 years. She and Steven will be speaking about Working with Danny La Rue. To book call 731451 or email There is no membership fee to join the Ladies’ Lunch Club, just pay for any lunches that you would like to attend. Bookings are now being taken for a lunch on Tuesday July 21 when American singer/songwriter Gerard Kenny will be speaking about his life and singing some of his hit songs, including New York, New York.

COXSWAIN MARK SAWYER: will be speaking to members of the RNLI on Friday July 10 when he gives his annual Coxswain’s Report. The RNLI meetings are held in the West Dean Suite of the Langham Hotel at 10am for a 10.30am start, and non-members are welcome to attend. There is a small entry charge. Tea and coffee will be available and there will be a raffle.

BRITISH MILITARY NURSES :will be the subject of the next lecture at the Redoubt Fortress as part of its military history series. There is relatively little written about military nurses during the Great War. What exists is mainly based on a small number of personal memoirs, most of which concentrate on the more dramatic events which occurred in hospitals and casualty clearing stations. They often say much about the soldiers’ war but little about the life of the nurses themselves, who are invariably portrayed simply as ‘angels’ or ‘heroines.’ This talk will give some idea of how nurses from different backgrounds coped with active service in France and Flanders, particularly when away from the wards, and tries to represent them as professional women doing the job of work for which they were trained, but definitely not always as ‘angels.’ The talk will be on Saturday July 11 from 2pm-4pm and costs £12, £10 concessions. To book, call 410300 or visit the Redoubt Fortress reception in person.

A QUIZ NIGHT: will be held in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church on Saturday July 11 starting at 7.30pm. Played in teams of six, the cost is £8 per person – which includes a Ploughman’s supper. Tickets are on sale now and places can be booked by calling Meg on 487229.

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