Autumn 2013


Vice Commodore's Bit

AGM, Prizes, & Party

Annual Dinner

Brilliant, Beautiful Bewl


Cheats Xmas Lunch  

Club Management

Culinary Corner

Dangerous Waters

Dates For Your Diary

Don't signal to the Birds



Interesting Statistics

Newsletter Format  

Newsletter Printing

Origin of the Speakies

Power of Prayer  

Pure Poetry

Quiz Night

Russian Night

Steering Backwards

Sunbury Fireworks


Who You Are?


Newsletter Format

Richard Cannon

Prior to this issue newsletter page size has been A4 with 2 pages per sheet of A3 paper and folded to create an A4 booklet.  

There is a problem with the A3 printer used and they are less common than A4 so this issue has A5 size pages with 2 pages per sheet of A4 folded to create an A5 booklet.

I like the A5 format as it makes a more compact publication; The text size is the same and generally there are 2 columns instead of 3. More stories overflow on to a 2nd page.

Origin of the Speakies

The term “Pulling Your Leg” seems to have had a criminal origin. Apparently thieves in London used to trip people then steal valuables whilst they lay prone on the ground.

Over time the stumbling fall and the comical effect of tripping someone “Pulling Your Leg” altered to mean making fun of someone.