Golf was still being played at the Richmond, England, golf course while the Luftwaffe dropped bombs on it.
In 1940 the Luftwaffe air force dropped bombs on the golf course in Richmond. Now, you’d think that would stop golfers from playing there, but that wasn’t the case. They just had new rules made:
That’s how important a match of golf was for them. Pretty crazy.
Last game before Lockdown 2
On Friday 23rd October a group of hardy gardeners met in Kevin Steele’s garden to create bird boxes and garden planters. Armed with saws, drills and hammers, the team spent the morning developing their skills with great results. The bird boxes were hinged to enabling year on year cleaning and the holes ensured entry for only smaller birds.
Thank you to Kevin for arranging this was event with proceeds going to our charity of the year: MACMILLAN CARING LOCALLY.
Kevin Steele gave us a chance to brighten up those winter days with floral hanging baskets. During the session he explained the process of layering the bulbs and plants to provide colour throughout the Winter.
As a novice in this area, I found the session to be extremely informative as well as enjoyable. It was a chance to beneficially get your hands dirty on a beautiful Autumn morning. We worked from defined areas in his garden which gave the opportunity for social distancing and compliance with the “rule of six.”
Thanks must go to Kevin for providing his plants and bulbs for the baskets which generated further funds for Charity.
Nine intrepid golfers gathered at Parley Golf Centre for our second meeting of this Covid-hit 2020/21 year.
Armed with our masks and sanitisers and playing socially-distanced golf, we played our way around what was for everyone a new venue.
Luckily, despite the wet weather of the moment, we had a largely dry round and everyone seemed to enjoy the few hours that we were on the course, despite one or two members losing their bearings at one stage!
Let’s hope that we can get another meeting in before winter really sets in.