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OLD SOUTHERONIANS ASSOCIATION

 

CROYDON & EAST SURREY BRANCH

 

 

 

 

 

(Affiliated to the British Transport Pensioners Federation)

 

Website: www.btpf.org.uk/OSA_Croydon.htm

CHAIRMAN

TREASURER

 

 

SECRETARY

Chris. Meredith

John Parkin

Peter Blanthorn,

 

 

 

 

Tel: 01672 870493

 

 

 

 

Mobile: 07799 233791 (On Days Out only)

 

 

 

 

Email: pab700@gmail.com

NEWS EDITOR/MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

ACTIVITIES OFFICER

Graham Harris,

 

 

 

Gordon Burke

Tel: 020 7622 3523

 

 

 

Tel: 01323 894439

Mobile: 07751 305514 (Office Hours only)

Mobile: 07938 010381 (Days Out only)

Email: osacroydon@hotmail.co.uk

Email: gordongburke@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER

 

Dear Friends

 

We are now well into the New Year and so far the weather has remained fairly reasonable without any disruptive snow, despite some bitterly cold days. The days are gradually getting longer and within a few weeks the clocks will be going forward and Spring will be with us.

 

The Association AGM will take place on Wednesday 22 April at Eastleigh, followed by our own Branch AGM a week later on Wednesday 29 April. Our AGM will take place at the usual location, ‘The United Reformed Church’, Addiscombe Grove, East Croydon. Approximately 5 minutes walk from the station. I hope I shall meet many of you at these events.

 

Our Coffee Mornings on the last Wednesday of each month at ‘The Clock Tower Cafe’, which adjoins Croydon Library, continue to go from strength to strength and it is always pleasant to see the regular and new faces there. You can be sure of a very warm welcome.

 

My best regards and wishing you all good health.

 

Chris. Meredith

 

 

 

 

 

 


SOCIAL EVENTS AND OUTINGS 2015

 

Coffee Mornings

 

Our Coffee Mornings are becoming more and more popular. A large number of members meet at the Clock Tower Café, which is adjacent to Croydon Library in Katherine Street, Croydon, Surrey, on the last Wednesday of each month (except December). We meet at any time between 10 30 am and 12 00 (noon) in our own area at the rear of the Café. You really cannot miss us as we take over the area at the end of the Café. There is a friendly welcome by the staff in the Clock Tower Café and you are sure of warm welcome from those members

 

who have already found the friendship at our Coffee Mornings

Lunch Group

 

We already have a total of 60 members who participate in our Lunch Group. In December most of these met for lunch at the Croydon Park Hotel. Apart from the traditional Christmas Lunch there were several alternatives. All options are delicious we always receive the very best welcome when we return here and we look forward to revisiting the Croydon Park Hotel later in the year.

 

In March we had our Annual visit to Clarendon Hotel in Blackheath, South East London. 30 members met in their comfortable Lounge prior to a delicious meal served in their elegant restaurant. Our next Lunch Group meeting has not yet been organised. If you would like to become a member of the Lunch Group please contact Graham Harris (Membership Secretary) – contact details are on the front of the Newsletter. We are always keen to discover new venues which can accommodate a large number of guests for lunch at a reasonable price. It should be in easy access of a railway station or a short distance by bus from the railway station. If you have visited such a venue recently and would like to recommend the place to our Lunch Group please give details to Graham Harris (Membership Secretary) who is always keen to try out new places to eat on behalf of the Association.

 

DAYS OUT 2015

 

We have an extensive and impressive list of places we are visiting throughout the year. Each of the following Days Out shows a short summary of the venue, the meeting time and the cost at the time of going to press. The contact details of the person organising the Day Out is also given. If in doubt about any of the Days Out please contact Gordon Burk (Activities Officer) – contact details appear on the front page of the Newsletter.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16th JULY 2015 - HAMPTON COURT PALACE

 

When he died in 1547 Henry VIII had more than 60 houses, but – in the second half of his reign – none were more important to him, nor more sumptuously decorated, than Hampton Court Palace. This was a magnificent period of expansion. By the time Henry finished his building works at Hampton Court Palace in about 1540, the palace was one of the most modern, sophisticated and magnificent in England

 

Meet at 11.00 at Hampton Court Palace Ticket Office.
Adult?19.30 Concessions?16.00 group?13. Train to
Hampton Court from Waterloo or Clapham Junction.

 

 

12th AUGUST 2015 - BLENHEIM PALACE

 

Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a true masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture. Discover the beauty of this World Heritage Site amongst over 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown parkland and Formal Gardens.

 

Entrance to Palace, Park & Gardens is ?18.00. Group Rate ?12.20

Travel by train to Oxford then 30 minute bus journey to Blenheim Palace gates

 

This trip will only take place if sufficient response

 

9th SEPTEMBER 2015 - CLAREMONT LANDSCAPE GARDENS, ESHER

 

This eighteen-century garden is a green oasis in the heart of Surrey and was once a Dukes’ retreat and a playground for princesses. Many of the great names in garden history played a part in the creation; Sir

 

John Vanbrugh, Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and ‘Capability’ Brown all put their own distinctive stamp on the foremost royal residence.

 

Today there are still many unique and unexpected features to discover, including the large turf amphitheatre, serpentine lake, grotto, Camellia Terrace and Belvedere Tower. There is a ‘new-look’ café light refreshments.

 

Meet at 10.30 at Claremont Gardens Ticket Office. gift aid ?8.00 standard ?7.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th OCTOBER 2015 - APSLEY HOUSE, NO.1 LONDON

 

Addresses don’t come much grander than 'Number One London', the popular name for Apsley House, one of the most interesting visitor attractions in London. Home to the Duke of Wellington after his victory over Napoleon at Waterloo, the interior of the house has changed very little since the days of the Iron Duke.

It boasts one of the finest art collections in London, with paintings by Velazquez and Rubens as well as a wonderful collection of silver and porcelain. Pride of place goes to a massive nude statue of Napoleon. Why not include a stroll through nearby Hyde Park, and a visit to nearby Wellington Arch for a great value family day out in London.

The Waterloo Gallery

 

Meet at 11.00 at Apsley House Ticket Office. ? mile Victoria or Hyde Park Corner Underground or bus. Adult concessions ?6.20 or ?8.00

 

DAYS OUT ORGANISED BY THE LONDON WEST BRANCH

 

The London West Branch of the Old Southeronians Association has kindly invited us to join them in their Days Out. They will be visiting the following places during the next few months:

 

24th June - Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, 22nd July - Mid Hants Railway

 

28th November - Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery at Laverstock.

 

Full Details for these can be obtained from David Brown e-mail davidbrown200@btinternet.com, Telephone 01256 320474.

 

 

STAFF TRAVEL

 

  1. If you have an "All Stations" Pass which expires at the end of 2015 you must send a new Passport Size photograph to be included on your replacement pass. The a new Passport Size photograph should be sent to Retired Staff Travel Facilities, ATOC Ltd, 2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HD.

 

  1. Transport for London (Tfl) has stopped issuing Privilege tickets to holders of Staff Travel Facilities at

 

London Underground station Ticket offices. This is connected to the eventual closure of most of the Ticket offices.

 

It is still possible to purchase these from National Rail Ticket offices, but by far the best way around this is to obtain a Privilege Oyster Card.

 

If you do not already have one, application forms for Privilege Oyster Cards are available on the ATOC website, or on request by telephone 020 7841 8000.

 

 

When completed, the form must be sent for certification to the place that issues your free passes. In most cases this will be ATOC.

 

The address for ATOC is: ATOC Ltd., 2nd Floor, 200, Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HD.

 

When certified you should then take it to a Tfl Travel Centre (or Ticket Office) together with your Staff Travel Card, for the issue of a Privilege Oyster Card.

 

It should be noted that Privilege Oyster Card fares are always cheaper than single or return journey paper privilege tickets.

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

We welcome Mr Barry Brett who has recently become a Member of the Croydon and East Surrey Branch.

 

We are always happy to welcome new members and if you know a retired railway employee who is not a member of the Old Southeronians Association please ask them to get in touch with Graham Harris (Membership Secretary) or Peter Blanthorn (Secretary) for a membership form and/or further details.

 

Peter Blanthorn’s Contact details are on the front page of this Newsletter.

 

It is with sadness we report the death of the following members. Our condolences go to their Family and Friends.

 

T.S. KEEP - who lived in Sidcup, Kent on 06 November 2014

Barbara ANDREWS – who lived in Croydon, Surrey on 09 December 2014

F. (Jackie) JACKSON – who lived in Woking Homes on 25th December 2014

 

Jackie Jackson had been a Committee Member for several years before standing down a few years ago. Jackie moved in Woking Homes a few years ago and spent the last few years of her life in these pleasant surroundings. Here are a few words in Memory of ‘Jackie Jackson’ taken from her Memorial Service that was held on 16th January 2015.

 

Jackie’s main attributes were humility and diligence. To her family she was known as Florry or Aunty Florry but we always knew her as Jackie. She grew up in Belmont and lived there most of her life.

 

Her Father was a hard-working tailor, always well turned out. Jackie inherited those qualities. She joined the Shipping Division of BR and became Personal Secretary to the Manager. Her hobbies and interests were, above all, SCRABBLE, Cribbage, Dominoes, card games, ballroom dancing and table tennis. She was well educated and a good conversationalist. She also played the piano and loved Mozart.

 

She loved to go to shows and concerts and was a great organiser of social activities at work. She enjoyed walking and when she retired she organised many walks for the OSA until she was no longer able to do so.

 

In 1977 the Queen asked various industries to name someone who deserved the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal and Jackie’s name was put forward. So she went to Buckingham Palace to receive her medal. But I don’t believe she ever breathed a word about that later, such was her humility.

 

She was moved to the WOKING HOMES, where she spent the last 3 years of her life. She was well liked and still played a good game of scrabble.

 

About 6 months ago she suffered a stroke which reduced her movement on her left side. She died of double pneumonia on Christmas Day 2014.

 

If we were all like her the world would be a better place.
 

For those who have recently had a Special Anniversary or Birthday we would like to congratulate you. If you have changed your address we wish you happiness in your new home. If you are not feeling very well at the moment and in hospital we wish you a speedy recovery.

 

If your circumstances change especially your address please advise Graham Harris (Membership Secretary).

 

THE WELFARE TRUST AND WOKING HOMES

 

The Welfare Trust Fund exists to provide financial assistance to any members who find themselves in a situation of hardship brought about by unexpected expense. This could mean, for example, assistance with funeral expenses, disability equipment and stairlifts, to make day to day life easier or replacement of essential items such as a boiler, cooker or fridge etc. In the first instance, the Branch Secretary will arrange, in complete confidence, for the circumstances to be investigated. Each case will be considered by the Welfare sub-committee who are empowered, if appropriate, to make a grant to assist with the cost.

 

Woking Homes provides the very best in residential care. It is the only home in the country dedicated to the care of former railway staff and widows. If you would like to know more, consult the website, www.woking-homes.co.uk or telephone on 01483 763558.

 

NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION

 

The 2015/16 Newsletter Subscription will be due on 01st July 2015. For those of you who pay by Cheque please send your Subscription of ?3 to Graham Harris (Membership Secretary) – contact details appear on the first page of the Newsletter. Your cheque should be made payable to Old Southeronians Association – Croydon and East Surrey Branch. For those of you who pay by Direct Debit via your Bank ensure that the payment is for the full ?3. Postage is getting more and more expensive and we are unable to send Newsletters by post unless we get the full Subscription.

 

NEWSLETTER BY EMAIL

 

Did you know you can get your newsletter by email? You will receive the latest newsletter as soon as it is published. Receiving your newsletter by email is completely free of charge. To receive your Newsletter only by email please send an email with your name

 

and address to Peter Blanthorn ( pab700@gmail.com) who will add your details

 

to the mailing list. If you opt for news by email and by post it will still be necessary for you to pay the ?3.00 subscription fee. If you are happy to

 

receive your Newsletter only by email please send us an email at least once a year confirming your name and address and passing on any news you may wish to share with us.

 

I wish you Good Health and Happiness

From

 

Graham Harris
Newsletter Editor/Membership Secretary


THE BOOKING FORM FOR THE BLUEBELL RAILWAY JAMBOREE IS ON THE NEXT PAGE


REUNIONS

 

DIVISIONAL MANAGER’S OFFICE, WIMBLEDON – 31st JULY 2015

For those members who worked at DMO Wimbledon a Re-Union has been arranged for Friday 31st July 2015 at 'Prince of Wales' opposite Wimbledon station. Guests are invited from 12 00..

 

DIVISIONAL MANAGER’S OFFICE, ESSEX HOUSE, CROYDON REUNION – 16th SEPTEMBER 2015

 

For those members who worked at Essex House, Croydon a Re-Union has been arranged for Wednesday 16th September 2015 at Wetherspoon’s, The George, George Street, Croydon, Surrey. Guests are invited from 15 00. For those travelling to East Croydon station can travel by tram direct to the door (just one stop). Alternatively, it is but a short walk from the station.

 

DIVISIONAL MANAGER’S OFFICE, SOUTH EASTERN, BECKENHAM, KENT – 12th OCTOBER 2015

 

For those members who worked at DMO Beckenham a Re-Union has been arranged for Monday 12th October 2015 at Elwick Club, Ashford, Kent. . Guests are invited from 12 00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUEBELL JAMBOREE 2015

 

Please reserve ……… seats (max 4 tickets per booking) on Tuesday 16th June, cheque for ?……………………. (payable to “Old Southeronians”) enclosed. Do not send cash.

 

Name……………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Address ……………………………………………………………………………………………

 

…………………………………………………………………………...……………….…..…….

 

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Tel No. …………………..…………………….…….……..Date ……………….……..………. ….

 

*E-Mail Address* …………………………………………………………………………………

 

 

*An email address is not essential but will help resolve any queries quickly and cheaply.

 

 

 

 

DON’T FORGET TO SEND A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE WITH THIS BOOKING FORM

 

 

 

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