9th July 1982.
"The uniform was decided upon.
Black skirts and plain pastel shirts for the girls (shirts with long sleeves).
Dark suits and white shirts with either red county ties or black bow ties for men."
19 November 1983.
"A.O.B. Library system to be attempted and prepared to make changes if unsuccessful. A proviso to be made that members pay for any music lost. 35 folders required"
Word Hex Puzzles
For each puzzle below, start at some letter and spell out a 12-letter word by moving to adjacent letters.
Each letter will be used at least once, but no letter will be used twice in a row.
From Sharon - Summer Sudoku
Fill in the grid with the letters S, U, N, B, A, T, H, E and R. Make sure no letter is repeated in any row, column or mini grid.
From the Archives - Argus Origins
I'm starting to read through the old Argus Singers' minutes since Jean was kind enough to pass on all the historical paperwork she'd collated and archived when I took over from her as secretary :)
So, if we want to "fix a date" for the existence of the Argus Singers we can see that:
By the next meeting 30th May 1981
... Don't worry I'm not going to report the contents of ALL minutes :)
From Sharon - Famous first words
From Ron - News update
Hi, we are both fine going walks when we can staying safe.
I had a phone call from DCC re work (lollipopman) well due to the fact I'm over 70 I should have been self isolating for 12 weeks, that was on the Thursday before schools closed, since then I've had county back on and school crossing patrols won't be going back until social distancing is eased - could be September looking forward to summer holidays.
I've had trouble with fb - lost all contacts so came off altogether rejoined with different email, now trying to get things back.
Well that my woes over,
stay safe take care
From Richard - trains
I guess most of you have spotted some glaring errors if you followed my previous contributions.
I can only apologise and suggest I'll do a bit more homework before my next culinary article.
So what has kept me distracted while in jail - apart from Pam's list of things to be done :)
Some of you may be aware that, since retiring, I have gone back to an earlier period and I'm building a model railway. We have restricted space and insufficient headroom in the loft but I'm allowed to use a spare room which was used as our son's 'playroom' among other things over the years. Up to now the base has been built, track mounted and wired then additional wiring done to separate out the points control from the track control. Various buildings, greenery and back drops have been made - several with Ian's help. There's still one section to prepare to the same state but I'm having a bit of 'fun' with the track in that area resulting in a slightly blue tinge to the atmosphere from time to time !
As David Harris says , the model will never be finished (he has one which has been longer in development) but I've included a couple of pictures to keep you all excited about it :) Eagle eyes may pick out a few trains located around and about AND a model of an OK double decker which you may remember passing through CLS on a route from Bishop Auckland to Newcastle.
A suggestion from the Apple App Store.
Set yourself a daily challenge.
Make the most of your down time by learning something new.
The "Stay At Home Choir with The King's Singers". This is a beautiful rendition of the Billy Joel song we also sing.
If you want to follow/get involved with "The Stay at Home Choir" you need to register at https://stayathomechoir.com/
Their next project is with The Swingles.