By long-standing tradition the Ladies’ Night Dinner was held on the second Wednesday of November, 2019, at the King Alfred Hotel on Walney. The Members thanked Mr Moore for his hard work organising the event in his capacity as Entertainment Secretary. Below is a 360° image of the event.
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This year the Book Club Simpson Dinner was held at The Village Inn in Newton as suggested by our Entertainment Secretary Mr Moore. An excellent time was had by all. We were pleased to welcome as a guest member for the night Mr Doug Blake. Doug is a former Member who now lives in Aberdeen but we forgive him.
Mr Dawes, our President, has visited the Club Archives stored at Barrow Library and obtained an electronic copy of this cartoon which portrays the Members as they were in 1923. At this time the club had a full membership of 29, with the thirtieth place being kept open for the son of a Member. Also pictured is a silhouette of the cartoon naming the Members.
The Members were sad to learn of the death of our Honorary Member, James Edmund (Jim) Walton, at the age of 89. Jim had been a Member since 1976 and as our President said: “He was an all round great guy and always an asset to the Club, and of course a previous club president.” Bill Jones, who knew Jim well and had visited him several times during his final illness, reminded the Members of Jim’s great loyalty to Dalton and of his many talents including that of composer and pianist. Jim will be much missed.