Monthly Archives: August 2015

Balham Brothers enrol Joseph Jakyeremeh and welcome visiting Brothers

 

From left: David Prebble, Jim Begley, Bill Gallagher, Kevin Rourke and Patrick Neal

From left: David Prebble, Jim Begley, Bill Gallagher, Kevin Rourke and Patrick Neal

The Balham Circle meeting on Monday August 26 was most rewarding for two reasons.  We were delighted to enrol Joseph Jakyeremeh as our latest brother and also we had a really splendid turnout of visiting brothers- eight in all from three circles.

Kevin, Joseph & Terry

Kevin, Joseph & Terry

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“Join Me” visit to 2 Willow Road and Fenton House marked by architectural contrasts

WillowRoadFrontOn Friday August 14 the “Join Me” excursion was organised primarily to visit 2 Willow Road, a private house on the edge of Hampstead Heath built for himself by ‘brutalist” architect Ernö Goldfinger in 1939. Because the house is quite small when compared with others we have visited another building was included in the itinerary, Fenton House, which is probably about as far removed as could be from the C20 modernism of Willow Road. The Balham Brothers assembled for the photo shoot outside Fenton House, but Lucille, Marianne, Bernard & Ken could not be found at this stage.

Matt, Steve, Charles and Terry at Fenton HOuse

Matt, Steve, Charles and Terry at Fenton House

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A select gathering of Balham Brothers in July welcomed Brother Vice President Mario from Osterley

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Balham is small in comparison to some of the other Province 19 circles and in the summer dining can be quite an exclusive affair. Our July meeting was one such, but a select group of Balham Brothers were delighted to welcome Brother Mario from Osterley Circle to join us for dinner and witness a typically feisty after-dinner debate! Continue reading