These awards, presented on 22 January in the newly refurbished Wilfrid Noyce Centre, Godalming were a great success. The awards recognise great achievement by local sporting individuals or groups and the huge range of sporting talent that exists locally in our schools and clubs was clearly evident.
Woolsack club members currently play a major role in Sport Godalming and have done so since the organisation was founded. Shown in the photo (l to r) are Treasurer Rtn Bill Braid, Chairman Rtn Simon Crowther and Deputy Chairman Rtn Michael O’Sullivan.
Santa has recovered from all his exertions over the Christmas period and paid another visit to Sainsburys in Godalming this week.
This time it was for the purpose of handing over to Woolsack President, Cath Lovell, a cheque for £1,500 arising from the running of the Santa’s Grotto last December. Nearly 450 children paid a visit to the grotto to tell their wishes to Santa.
Also shown are three Sainsbury staff and the Club is very grateful to the supermarket for allowing us to run this event.
Dick Elsey returned to Woolsack on Monday 25 January to share with us again some of the gems from the BBC Radio Archive.
His theme this time was the development of radio comedy, from the sketches that predominated in the 1920's to the emergence of comedy shows featuring for example Tommy Handley and Arthur Askey, in the 30's.
WW2 brought something of a different style of presentation, via ITMA, Workers' Playtime and 'Much binding in the marsh'. Post war names included Frankie Howerd, Ted Ray, Tony Hancock, Kenneth Horne and, of course, the inimitable Goons! He had us hooked on nostalgia and could have gone on much longer!
This was a trip down memory lane for many of us and was great fun, of course.