The British Club attends the Renaissance Festival

Club members pause to pose at the Renaissance Festival

Club members pause to pose at the Renaissance Festival

Here we are! Made it at last! Five members of the British Club joined the enormous throng of young families with their children, babes in arms, toddlers and teenagers for the Renaissance Festival on Sunday, March 16. In our group of five not one had actually been to this event before!

A fun time was had by all amongst the medieval houses with stalls with everything anyone can imagine and the jolliness of Jolly Old England portrayed by an American tour group. From the generous choices of delicious food, we decided to forgo the turkey legs and lunched on corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash and curried beef pasties, respectively, walked amongst folks in 17th Century period costumes, watched the fun events of the performers in different locations, Irish dancing, Scottish bagpipers and drummers galore. Watched the Birds of Prey performance, fire eating entertainer, participated in the petting zoo and finally cheered on the Knights in Shining Armor in their jousting contests. Phew!

Thank you, Mike Sedgwick, for organizing this fun event.

Every second and fourth Friday of the month the British Club has a social event in the bar area at SaddleBrooke Clubhouse which includes the following activities: Canasta, Mexican Train and maybe Bridge from 1:00 until around 4:00 p.m. This is followed by a social hour and a bar meal.

For membership information contact: Doreen Daniels at 825-1602, email [email protected] or Ethel Willmot at 825-7071, email [email protected]

Membership is open to any person who was born in Britain or The Commonwealth or holds or has previously held a British passport and is a current homeowner of SBHOA 1, SBHOA 2 or SaddleBrooke Ranch.

The member’s spouse or partner may be of any national origin.

The British Club now has 58 members from the following hometowns: England: London, Brighton, Bradford – West Yorkshire, Coventry, Cambridge, Didsbury (Manchester), Battle – Sussex, Dingle and Atherton – Liverpool, Stoke-on-Trent – Staffordshire, Sherwood Forest – Nottinghamshire, Louth and Uttersby – Lincolnshire. Felixstowe, Bristol, Cowley – Oxford, Ashbourne – Derbyshire, Southsea – Hampshire

Isle of Man: Douglas and Foxdale

Ireland: Limerick City

Scotland: Glasgow

Wales: Blaenavon, Swansea – Glamorgan

Canada: Rossland – British Columbia, Calgary – Alberta, Sault St.Marie – Ontario, Vancouver – British Columbia

Sicily: Cinici

U.S.A.: California: San Francisco, King City, Yorba Linda, Long Beach; Massachusetts: Needham; New York: Schenectady; New Jersey: Nutley; Montana: Billings; West Virginia: Elkins, Beverley; East Texas: Fort Stockton