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Dates for your diary 2023

Herewith a reminder that the monthly meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday each month, and to advise and remind you of the booking procedure, together with the schedule of dates for your diary.

•    Venue - Henley Rugby Club, Menza Restaurant

•    Lunch - will consist of a delicious main course with an alternative vegetarian dish, scrumptious pudding,        and coffee/tea. 

   Timings - Talk at 11.30 (please be seated by 11.20) and lunch 12.30.

We very much look forward to seeing you and you are welcome to gather at the bar for a drink from 10.45 a.m. before moving to the adjoining meeting room for the talk and lunch.

NB Booking & Payment must be made by the Thursday before the Tuesday lunch.

Please book with Karen in the first instance by email: or phone her on 07990 833241
Then please pay £18 for the lunch preferably by Bank Transfer to:    

RBL Henley                 or by                    Cheque made out to:
A/c 00027756                                          Henley-on-Thames Branch
Sort Code - 30-94-13                              c/o Kathy Bardwell-Springett
Ref - Lunch                                             Branch Treasurer - 5 The Maltings, Hart Street,
                                                                Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2FE

NB re car parking - If you would like to park at the Rugby Club we will collect 50p from you on your arrival and pay it into the club for you. All you need to do is to put a note in your car window saying  RBL LUNCH

Previous Luncheon Talks 2024


Tuesday  20 Feb        Giving aid in Tanzania - dentistry in the bush - Stuart Cripps, B.DS. Lond LDS, RCS Eng.                                 

Stuart qualified as a dentist at Guy's Hospital in 1969 and following six years in general practice in South Africa he                                              worked for many years in general practice in Beaconsfield. In retirement he has undertaken annual trips to Tanzania to                                        teach emergency dentistry in the bush with the charity Bridge2aid.

  Luncheon Talks 2024

Tuesday 19 March     John Bodman - ‘Travels in India’  An Englishman's experiences of travelling around India over the
last 20 years.  Rosemary Jones, Secretary of the Shiplake Branch of RBL, will add information from a woman's 
perspective. They will speak about the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the Shimla Railway, Temple cities and their pilgrims,
tribal people in the Thar Desert in Northern India and much more besides.

Tuesday  16 April       Richard Pinches   ‘Bagnold’s Boys in the Desert‘ The story of the Long Range Desert Group 
                                   NB Book & Pay by Thursday 11th April

Tuesday  21 May       Lowland Search and Rescue - Oxfordshire.  Sandwiched  between the two big search and
rescue charities such as the RNLI at sea, and the Air Ambulance, this charity assists the police  on the ground
searching for lost or vulnerable people and are on call 24/7 to support the emergency services and Oxfordshire’s 
Vital public services in extreme circumstance. They will tell you much more about their activities, and hopefully bring a 
couple of Search & Rescue highly trained dogs with them!
                                 NB -  Book and pay by Thursday 16th May

Tuesday  18 June     Lunch - Speaker tbc  

Tuesday 16 July       Simon David & Richard Butler - ‘National Service’  John and Anne will conduct an interview with 
Simon Davis &  Richard Butler regarding their memories of the National  Service.
  NB - Book and pay by Thursday 11th July


Tuesday  16 Apr      Richard Pinches   ‘Bagnold’s Boys in the Desert ‘  The story of the Long Range Desert Group  

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