Last “Join Me” of Terry’s presidency is a visit to Broadcasting House

IMG_1751A happy band of Balham and Croydon Brothers and Wives enjoyed an entertaining visit to the BBC Headquarters in Portland Place on Friday Aril 1. Certainly not April fools, we were lucky enough to catch one of the last tours for the time being and we were given an interesting insight into “Aunty’s” culture and workings.

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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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Balham Catenians ‘at home’ with the Magic Circle

Matt, Rachel, Valerie, Brian & Steve. David and Karen, not pictured here, also attended
Matt, Rachel, Valerie, Brian & Steve. Not pictured here, David & Karen also enjoyed the magical evening.

On the evening of January 13 a select group of Balham brothers, wives and friends enjoyed a mind-boggling evening of illusion and trickery at the Magic Circle.

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