This event still seems to be able to bring out the 'child' in many of the members.
And so it was that once again Richard Cannon's house was invaded and formed the
car park and jumping off point for AQSC's annual pilgrimage to Kempton Park's firework
display. I am told that, against a background of fairground noises and the smell
of burgers, it was the best ever. The evening finished back at the club house with
a supper provided by Diana and her team of helpers.
The only downside to the event was that poor old Richard took a flyer leaving Kempton,
he walked into a low railing, and fell flat on his face. With Rodger Wheeler's help
he ended up with the St. John's Ambulance people who patched him up and sent him
to West Middlesex Hospital. Rodger picked him up about 1 o'clock in the morning.
For how hard his face hit the pavement Richard can’t believe how slight his injuries
A few day's later he was still looking like he'd gone a round or two with George
Foreman! Luckily there wasn't too much harm done and by the annual dinner he was
back to his old self again.
Mike (Sparklers) Baker
Now For Something Special
As we were laying up the Autumn edition of 'The Mainsheet' George Bray sent me a
copy of his war time memories entitled "Wartime Child" suggesting that I might like
to put it in the newsletter. Apparently he had originally written these for his grandchildren.
They are a youngster’s very personal view of a time in our history that many of us
alive today have only read about or seen in newsreels and films. The story tells
how he helped his family and his country by doing his bit during the 1940's. George's
account ran to ten A4 sheets and at a few pages per edition it would have taken over
a year to publish. I decided therefore to have Richard put it on our club website
in its own area, referenced from the homepage. That way you can read it at your own
pace and in its entirety. As this Spring newsletter goes to print "Wartime Child"
is being put on the website … enjoy!