A total of 33 Brothers, wives, and clergy gathered at the Windmill on Clapham Common on April 24 for Balham Circles’s annual Clergy Night. The event took on an ecumenical dimension with the attendance also of The Rev Greg Prior, Vicar of Wandsworth, and his wife Judith. Continue reading
The Balham Brainiacs receive the Roland Young Cup
Brothers Charles Marriott, Patrick Neal and Steve Palmer (aka The Balham Brainiacs) are pictured with the Roland Young Cup following their victory in the annual Weybridge Circle Quiz Night on 21 March. Continue reading
Balham Circle’s President’s Sunday was held on July 10, vying for importance in the social calendar only with some tennis match or other at Wimbledon.
The day began with sung mass at Holy Ghost church in Balham – the Circle’s ‘Mother’ church.
Intrepid walkers Steve, John, Noel, Marianne, Charles, Peggy & Stella (the dogs) plus Tristan in Guildford at the the beginning of stage two of the President’s Pilgrimage to Canterbury covering the 12 miles to Westhumble.
The traditional Balham Circle Beer and Curry Night was held on Monday December 14 and was convivial as ever. This year Balham Brothers were pleased to enjoy the company of some Reigate Brothers. President Kevin Redstone came along with Membership Officer Pat McFadden and Brother Dan Rogers.
The Province 19 Provincial Weekend proved to be an enjoyable and relaxing occasion for those Balham brothers who travelled to Cambridge for the event. Balham Circle was well represented by a group comprising Noel and Anne Brownsell, Brian and Valerie Towler, Charles and Marianne Marriott, Terry and Lucille Brown and Richard Pyatt.
Terry Noel Nader and Charles at the Epsom dinner
Nader gathered his brothers together and transported them to Epsom Circle Secretaries’ Night at the RAC Country Club. We arrived only just-in-time for the meeting, but were able to relax and enjoy an excellent dinner. We were however not impressed by our team’s performance in a very difficult quiz! TGB