Hunks back in business
After 27 months of cancelled meetings, we have at long last re-ignited the Beau Hunks tent meetings. We had 20 legionnaires return to the fort at the Bridge Inn, Sandiacre in Nottingham to watch Liberty, Beau Hunks, Going Bye-Bye and Chickens Come Home. Though it had been sooooo long since we last met, it felt like yesterday as if nothing had ever happened! It was wonderful to watch everyone enjoying the Boys back on the silver screen again. I was so encouraged by this that I've decided after 2 years of being away that we needed to run a film show at the Bull Inn in Bottesford (nr Grantham).
Midnight Patrol Tent
Date for your diary, and a change of venue.
Tuesday 28th June, 7.30pm. Meeting at The Boat and Horses pub in Stubbs' Gate, Newcastle under Lyme. Parking either in nearby streets, or on Morrisons opposite.
Our "Fat and Dumb" silent movie evening at the Solingen Concert Hall with cantor Oliver Richters on the wing was a great success. If you missed it, you missed something. Right after that we headed to a short international meeting of Laurel & Hardy’s friends in the Netherlands. Once again we were able to experience how strongly our museum is valued in this district. This has made us very proud again.
Wolfgang Günther on Facebook
On June 3, 4 and 5, Sons from The Netherlands, Belgium, England, the US, Germany and Switzerland gathered together at former abbey Rolduc in Kerkrade, the Netherlands.
The traditional group photo was taken using a drone!
René van den Abeelen on Facebook
Spotted by Dave de Kort on YouTube:
Just a thought
Our mention (in the previous Bulletin) of the piece in Best of British (June 2022) magazine prompted Dave Williamson to write…
It brought back a couple of memories. I've visited the site of Woody Bay Station, on the old Lynton & Barnstaple line. They were only just getting started with their short restored bit of line. The original (famous) narrow gauge line closed in the mid twenties.
The second memory was sparked by the piano smash piece.
I once saw a charity event at a local rugby club. They had two old upright pianos and a washing line, with two toilet seats suspended from it. When the whistle was blown, each team of rugby players had to demolish their piano, and every scrap had to pass through their toilet seat.
I wonder if we could persuade Eric to bring a length of washing line and a toilet seat to [the convention at] Grange-over-Sands. I'm sure the Cumbria Grand would have a piano ... just a thought.