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Ladies Day

Ladies Day 2017 


Ladies day was somewhat different this year as the day was given over to the playing of our new ‘Len & Myrtle Wonnacott Memorial Shield’ competition which had previously been cancelled due to the weather.  Len and Myrtle were both stalwart members of this club for many years and their family decided that donations to the memory of them both should be passed to O.S.B.C.  Fittingly the club has used this donation to purchase a trophy which will be played for annually in memory of a very popular couple.

As this was Ladies Day our lady members under the stewardship of Captain Viv organised the day’s events culminating in a very unusual end to the proceedings.  More of that later.

Bowling commenced with a ‘Spider’ which this time was won by Rob Calam whose distinctive orange wood was unmistakably the closest to the jack and earned him a bottle of whisky.  The serious business of teams and rinks had already been worked out by Bob & Viv and were published in advance.  Players moved from rink to rink and changed team members after each 6-end game.  Individual scores were carried forward so that at the end of the competition there should only be one winner.  After two such games there was a short interlude and all players were treated to a drink of punch or squash.  Once all games had been completed scorecards were handed to Bob for adjudication.  The winner of this inaugural event was our Captain Roger Pedrick who was presented with the shield by David Martyn, a family relative of Len.  The runner-up was Tom Fuller who also received a consolation prize.


Members and guests enjoyed refreshments that had been prepared by our kitchen ladies who were rewarded for their efforts with gifts of flowers.  Another great job ladies.

Well done girls

 After the buffet there was a surprise addition to the afternoon.  Three of our ladies Sue Hearne, Jenny Pedrick and Maggie Metters entertained us for around half an hour with recitations, sketches and songs.  Jenny and Sue got things underway with a sketch from Sidney (Sue) and Mildred (Jenny) reminiscing and re-enacting Sidney’s courting techniques.  You could actually see the ecstasy etched on Mildred’s face.

 Songs from the three girls included ‘Ladies Bright & Beautiful’, a comedy version of ‘Sing a song of Sixpence’ and the Joyce Grenfell number ‘Stately as a galleon’.  Finally Sue (Gummy from Chulmleigh) treated us to a recitation about a dog running off with her teeth.

This was a great day which I’m sure was enjoyed by everyone.  Many thanks again Viv for organising this superb event and to our three (careful how I spell this) thespians for entertaining us so delightfully.

Some more photographs from the afternoon