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2:10pm Monday 28th October 2013
11:41am Monday 16th September 2013
We have just returned from the most wonderful afternoon's entertainment in memory of the festival that helped launch David Bowie's career back in the summer of 1969, the incentive being to raise funds to restore the beautiful bandstand within the grounds of Croydon Rec, where it all took place 44 years ago.
3:20pm Tuesday 30th April 2013
9:07pm Friday 18th June 2010
Right now hundreds of thousands of lives are being ruined by the discriminative acts being carried out by the Israeli troops. Israel is attempting to slowly drive out the Palestinians by completely cutting off their water supplies. Israelis have destroyed Palestinian pipes and hoses used for water transfer and rainwater cisterns used for collecting water. They’re also confiscating water tanks and tractors with the excuse of people not owning a permit, even though the equipment may have been on their own private property.
9:11pm Tuesday 18th May 2010
In a town where the regular sounds of the night are police helicopters flying over houses as you sleep in your bed and sirens in a nearby street dealing with an argument it’s not surprising that more and more people are starting to feel unsafe in their own home.
2:12pm Monday 3rd May 2010
Members enjoyed a fashion show presented by Pauline Turner, our own members modelled some very fashionable clothes to suit all ages and sizes the models were Marion Maggie Barbara Rita Jeanette , we were then let loose on the rails of clothes for some retail therapy Marathon runner Our own Lorna Clark did us proud by running in the London Marathon,she ran for Combat Stress a charity which looks after the mental health of ex service men and women who are strugglingto cope after returning to civilian life Lorna raised over £1.ooo to this worthy cause and found the experience of running the marathon incredable.
6:39pm Tuesday 20th April 2010
The drug Mepherdrone is a plant fertiliser but is also recognised and sold as a recreational drug under such names as meph, bubbles or meow (meow). This is a drug that has recently become more popular in the streets of the UK, following cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy, it also has just as horrifying and harmful effects on the body, long term and short.
7:58pm Monday 19th April 2010
4:05pm Sunday 18th April 2010
Until you’ve experienced jab day at an all girl’s school then you really have no concept of the phrase ‘mass hysteria’. With girls fainting, saying that they felt the liquid going into their muscle and all out sobbing, it was an atmosphere unlike one I have ever been in before.
7:06pm Monday 15th March 2010
6:51pm Monday 15th March 2010
It’s been investigated as to where some of the rubbish from the West is going. Recent research, reported by several sources, shows that broken electrical appliances and other such rubbish have been illegally dumped into countries in Africa such as Nigeria and Ghana.
3:52pm Monday 8th March 2010
BECKENHAM W.I celebrated its 26th birthday with guests from other W.I's in the district. Our speaker for the evening was SARAH THOMAS an actress who enchanted us with stories of her time as Glenda in LAST of the summer wine, we were enthralled by her encounters with the wonderful actress THORA HIRD who played her mother. A beautiful cake made by BARBARA CROFT was enjoyed at the tea break, and we were entertained by VERONICA STANLEY RITA EVANS and BARBARA CROFT with individual acts of humour . We welcome new members at our lively W.I and and all it has to offer . for further details contact RITA EVANS PRESS AND PUBLICITY ON 020 8289 5188.
3:36pm Monday 8th February 2010
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2:41pm Monday 11th January 2010
A christmas hamper full of seasonal goodies- carols, readings, and comedy,every thing it said on the tin performed by Beckenham AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY to members and their friends £160 was raised for charity.
4:16pm Wednesday 30th December 2009
BECKENHAM W I ended their year with a lively christmas party and entertainment by the Shortland singers who took us on a musical journey with different modes of transport. VERONICA STANLEY won the the christmas table decoration competition and NANELLA WEIR won the christmas quiz BECKENHAM W I welcome new members contact RITA Evans press and publicity 8289-5188 e-mail< email@example.com>.
3:55pm Wednesday 30th December 2009
TOM DICK & HARRY, my flyer said there may be other DICK WHITTINGTON PANTOMIMES but you have never seen one quite like this before,and that was quite true I had never seen one like this before.The young performers gave their all,and the more mature actors ,the usual suspects gave a polished performance and what was truly impressive the panto got a mention by SIR TERRY WOGAN no less on his radio 2 breakfast show wake up to Wogan on dec 1st 8.15 a.m RE-SPECT I must confess that during the panto I did not know what universe I was on but I am a tog so what do I know.
8:25pm Tuesday 15th December 2009
4:13pm Friday 20th November 2009
I would like to introduce myself my name is RITA EVANS I do short entertainment talks suitable for light hearted meetings, social times and parties W.I;S GUILDS ROTARY clubs ect. My talks consist of humour, performance poetry with stories.I have had two poems published in the DAILY MAIL poetry page two in magazines and a book.I do not charge a fee at this moment in time,most groups i have performed at donate a fee to the charity of their choice on my behalf,so if you are looking for a light hearted short interlude to fill in a spot at your meeting,please get in touch I live locally and can sometimes fill in at short notice.
4:52pm Thursday 19th November 2009
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9:23pm Tuesday 29th September 2009
Girls and boys all over the UK are now leaving school and moving onto sixth form and college to continue with their education. After a torturous, hard working two years of GCSE exams, these students are now into their early years of adulthood and preparing themselves for their first year of A- levels. Some will even start job hunting. However, will getting a paid job be harder for students of this generation than the last? The schools have tried preparing their students for the big wide world but will that be enough for them, especially considering the economic and financial problems that have recently crashed down on the UK?
8:57pm Monday 28th September 2009
4:10pm Monday 28th September 2009
When was the first time you felt grown up? Chances were, like me, it was some time in your teens. However, nowadays, a growing number of preteens are starting to worry about weight, appearance and generally being more grown up than their years.
3:57pm Sunday 27th September 2009
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