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Drop In for April

Fifteen or so members and prospective members met at Havanas coffee in Prestbury Road on 28 March. It was fairly cosy in the downstairs area but we, and the staff, coped well! Members Sue & Liz, who are running the Drop Ins, have arranged for Havanas to welcome us again, on Thursday 25 April, 10am until 12 noon. Just ‘drop in’ for as short or long time as you wish.

Cheltenham Festival winners, 12-15 March 2019

Despite high winds and intermittent heavy rain caused by storm Gareth, Friends of Pittville fielded a team of eighteen volunteers to help run the Albemarle Gate car park. A rota was organised by Chris Archibald and able support from Henry Williams saw that the going was good  throughout race week. This event raised £3680 which goes towards new FoP projects and ongoing maintenance. A special thank you to all the helpers.

Pittville Pump Room roofline statues


We have the final word on these three statues from a founder member of Friends of Pittville, Judy Langhorn. Many people think that the left hand statue (viewed from the front) is holding a baseball bat, put there by the American troops who were stationed in the Pump Room during WW2. This is not true. Full story here The Pump Room statues. A postscript: the Borough Council recently replaced the 1960s ‘bat’ with another, also made of wood, which certainly does look like a large baseball bat!

Quiz night 18 February 2019

A very successful quiz evening was held at the welcoming Feathered Fish with a good turnout of ~ 60 people. There was a great atmosphere as contestants were tested by quiz-master Paul over a range of subjects. FoP raised £370, including £100 from the raffle, which will go towards Pittville Park projects and ongoing maintenance.  Thanks go out to Philippa Howell for organising the event and to Amanda Slayton-Joslin for assisting on the night. Also thanks to all who donated raffle prizes and to Henry Williams for ticket sales. Finally thanks to the Feathered Fish and their staff.

Committee roles 2018-19

At the first trustee meeting after the AGM, on 11 December 2018, the trustees re-appointed Judie Hodsdon as Chairman, Fiona Clarke as Secretary and Paul Benfield as Treasurer.

Gloria Jones continues as Membership Secretary and Chris Archibald as Green Space Volunteers co-ordinator (and much more). Andy Hopkins remains as editor of the newsletter and Sandy Marshall takes over as the Pittville History Works representative. Other trustees are responsible for specific events and/or are members of one of the teams. One of our members, Jocelyn Potter, has very kindly volunteered to take the minutes at our trustee meetings and at the AGM.

Click here for more information about our trustees.

Hilary Simpson stood down as a trustee at the AGM but continues to lead the Pump Room Action Group. She is also maintaining this website and our Facebook page until new trustee Adrian Allen is able to take over.  Thanks to Hilary for her significant contribution as a trustee and as a founder member of the Pittville History Works group.

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