The Arthur Ransome Society
AR’s Birthday Lunch
12.30 pm for 1 pm on Saturday 20th January, 2018
in the upper Room of the Butt & Oyster, Pin Mill IP9 1JW
Encountering the Ransomes: Excerpts from the new DVD
Please book with menu choices below (eg 1a, 2c) by January 15th with Ted & Diana Evans (01394 388295; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prices include gratuities for service
£2 extra for Birthday Cake as dessert.
a. Homemade soup – with fresh bread (v) £5.50
b. Devilled Whitebait – with harissa mayonnaise £7
c. Smoked Mackerel Pate – with cornbread croutes £6.50
d. Crevettes (king prawns in the shell) – cooked in garlic butter and served with fresh bread £7
e. Falafel – with harrisa yoghurt & humous £6.50
a. Fish & Chips – in Adnams beer batter, with garden peas, chips & tartare sauce £14
b. 8oz Beef Burger -served in a seeded semi brioche bun, with sliced tomato & red onion, lettuce, tomato chutney & chips £14
c. Hand-cut Ham Steak – lightly grilled, with fried eggs, chips, tomato & red onion salad & mustard mayonnaise £14
d. Proctors Suffolk Pride Sausages with mashed potato, braised red cabbage and vegetable of the day £13
e. Spinach, Mushroom & Chickpea Stew – with tomato, fennel, butternut squash & chilli sauce with garlic ciabatta bread £12
f. Falafel Burger – chickpeas with coriander, cumin and garlic served with humous, tomato, red onion & lettuce in a seeded semi brioche bun with sweet potato fries £11
g. Super Food Salad with Pan-Seared Mackerel Fillets – quinoa, cherry tomato, carrot, beetroot, edamame, chickpeas, alfalfa sprouts and chia seeds with a garlic, lemon, parsley and olive oil dressing £12
PLEASE LET TED EVANS HAVE YOUR CHOICES (eg 1c, 2b) BY PHONE/MAIL/EMAIL BY 15th January at the latest.
Copies of the DVD will be available on the day at £20 each. Please indicate how many you wish to purchase.
DIRECTIONS to Butt & Oyster (IP9 1JP)
Leave at Ipswich Central (A137) just west of the Orwell Bridge. Follow A137 towards Ipswich, but turn right at the roundabout at the bottom of the hill onto the B1456. Follow B1456 under Orwell Bridge, and through Woolverstone and Chelmondiston, taking the last left turn as you leave Chelmondiston on the road marked to Pin Mill and the river. Park in the Pay & Display CP on the left immediately before the river. The Butt & Oyster is on the riverfront on your right.
TARS members will be in the Cafe (inside the door) from 10:45 to welcome you. A guided Tour of the Library has been arranged for 11.30. To be included on the tour please contact Elsie Miller email@example.com by Monday, 7th May.
Parking is available alongside the building – take side road beside the new glass extension. Postcode G3 8AW.
Bus from Edinburgh is Citylink 900 Service to Buchanan St Bus Station then the Underground (Subway) from Buchanan Street to Kelvin Hall station and a shortish walk to the Library.
The Kelvin Hall is opposite the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
The collection includes many historic documents and maps.
After the Tour join us for a lunch across the road in the Art Gallery and Museum.
Members Only Event.
You should have found the Agenda in your latest copy of Signals.
Followed by a Members’ Forum.
Members minibus seats must be booked from Lockerbie station. Contact Winifred.
12.45ish Meet up at Mill on the Fleet Café, 65 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HS. We will have lunch here. (There is also a picnic area if you wish to bring sandwiches)
14.00 hours. Gather at Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve Car Park
Dromore Farm Visitor Centre, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2BP
To prepare to ‘make a desperate dash to the summit’ (Titty – SD)
Actually more of a gentle ascent, taking the path – whatever Nancy would say!If you wish to remain below and wave to intrepid explorers, that’s good.
There is a very interesting Visitor Centre too and toilets. Follow the tracks of Five Red Herrings and the 1935 Hitchcock 39 Steps film.
From Creetown take the B796 for 7 miles turning left onto the minor road after Gatehouse Station to Visitor Centre. From Gatehouse of Fleet take the B796 after 6 miles turn right onto minor road to Visitor Centre and car park.
Friends and relatives welcome.
NX56SE 9 55906 64333. Big Water of Fleet Viaduct [NAT]. OS 1:10,000 map, 1980.
22nd September was the TARS Global Reading Event. Thank you for participating. Photos can still be uploaded to https://www.facebook.com/events/193841134556557/, Twitter #TARSGlobal2018mail or mailed to the TARS Librarian. From Australia, New Zealand. Europe, USA & Canada they will be used to make a mosaic for the IAGM 2019 & perhaps a slide show.
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The Literary Day is on 29th September in Perth at the AK Bell Library, 2 – 8 York Place PH2 8EP in the Sandiman Room. 10 am Tea & Coffe. 10:30 Welcome & Introduction. 10.45 – 11. 45 First Speaker.
12.00 Lunch will be on sale in the venue or bring a packed lunch.
1.15 – 2.15 Oliver Eade. 2.30 – 3.30 Third Speaker. Conclusion Vacate Room 4pm.
The cost will be around £20 including teas and coffees but not lunch. Booking is essential. The library is near the train and bus stations.
11.30:- Tea and Coffee
Noon:- A Quaker style Service. Dress as you wish.
Donations to Dorset Air Ambulance / Riziki Children’s Home in Kenya. Donations to Peter Jackson’s Funeral Services 01963 362570
No flowers please.
There will be refreshments afterwards and time to enjoy the beautiful gardens.
There is Disabled access and Free parking.
The book Riziki – The Gift – A Kenyan Parable by John Hunwicks is available online.
Below is the June 2014 review of a talk Yvonne gave to U3A
“Yvonne Varley’s presentation shed light on the colourful life and involvement in espionage of her favourite writer, Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons.
The Spy from Tisbury
Following a libel case prompted by Ransome’s biography of Oscar Wilde, he abandoned his wife and child and fled to St Petersburg where he learnt Russian and socialised with Lenin and Trotsky. He began an affair with Trotsky’s secretary Genia and eventually married her.
After the Russian Revolution in 1917, although sympathetic to the Bolsheviks, Ransome offered his services to the Foreign Office as a spy. In his calmer later life, he settled in the Lake District, where he was inspired to write his most popular works. Arthur Ransome died in 1967.
Dr Varley’s enthusiasm revealed her love for her subject, and her polished presentation and warm personality was highly appreciated by the audience.”
Review by Sue Sides