We have heard from the Windmill that they will be carrying out some refurbishment work over the next two months and will not be able to host our Balham Circle meetings. We have therefore chosen to relocate for two months to a very interesting venue not far away on Wandsworth Common. Le Gothique are offering us a two course meal at £22 and the use of their mezzanine floor to hold the meeting. Continue reading
Pictured here in the Garden of Southside house, the rather ‘exclusive’ group of Brothers and wives who turned out on Saturday, June 30, to visit the not well known Southside House in Wimbledon Village. After an enjoyable lunch at the Cooked Billet, we ventured across the road to this hidden family home, which is now held in a family trust for a number of occupants and to allow conservation and access to the public. Continue reading
The delay to the reporting Brother Charles President’s Sunday on August 6, 2017 due to the summer silly season should not undermine the memories of the day.
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.