Jolly Spring Lunch

We had a very jolly Spring Lunch and AGM at the Victory Services Club on Tuesday 26th March. Fifty members and guests attended and enjoyed a talk on Extraordinary Characters in East African History from our member Dr Christine Nicholls. The VSC excelled themselves with the most delicious curry lunch. There was much chatter and laughter as old friends met up and new friends were made.

Spring Lunch and AGM

Don’t forget to register for our first event of the year which is the Spring Lunch and AGM, to be held on Tuesday, 26th March 2024 at the Victory Services Club, 63-69 Seymour Street, London, W2 2HF. 

Doors open at 11 am, and there will be plenty of time to catch up with old friends.  The formal part of the meeting, the AGM, is very quick, and after a curry buffet lunch our member Dr Christine Nicholls, Author, and Historian, will talk to us about Extraordinary Characters in East African History.  Dr Nicholls grew up in Kenya and attended KHS before coming to the UK to University.  She is a former editor of the Dictionary of National Biography and manages the Europeans in East Africa database and website.

Guests, both ladies and gentlemen, are very welcome so please contact your friends who might like to join us. The invitation form can be found by clicking HERE or on the button below. 

Delicious Hampshire Lunch

Our annual Hampshire lunch at Burley is the last one we cater for ourselves and this year our member Luise Cornes made us a delicious typical Kenyan curry complete with Kachumbari and all the trimmings. Thirty one members and guests enjoyed the day, browsing books for sale, bring and buy, and African Rainbow’s wonderful selection of African wares.

Northern Lunch at the Tempest Arms

On 1st October 26 of us met at the Tempest Arms in Elslack near Skipton for our Annual Group Lunch. We were treated to an excellent curry with trimmings and enjoyed the company of friends old and new.

Summer Lunch at Guildford Refectory

Another very wet day for the Summer Lunch, but 40 of us made it through the traffic jams to enjoy an excellent curry lunch at the Refectory at Guildford Cathedral.

There was lots of happy chatter and catching up.

Devon Lunch

A small but select group of us met at the Twisted Oak pub at Ide, near Exeter, for an excellent curry lunch. It was good to see members from far and wide.

Somerset/Dorset/Wiltshire Lunch

On a blazing hot day 28 of us gathered at Long Sutton Golf Club and enjoyed an excellent curry with all the trimmings. There was a successful raffle and a number of books were sold, all to raise money for our Benevolent Fund. A most enjoyable day was had by all.

Spring Lunch & AGM

We had a very successful Spring Lunch and AGM at the VSC in London in late March. The curry lunch was excellent and we had a most interesting and amusing talk from Professor Len Newton of Nairobi University about his time in Africa and his speciality, succulent plants.

Midlands Lunch Photos

A jolly lunch held in May 2022 in Thame, Oxfordshire.

Northern Lunch Photos

It’s a long way north but as the photos show we had a jolly crowd at the Northern Lunch in early October.