The British Club: Lunch at the Persian Room

Twink Gates-Zimdar

It was July 14, and the thermometer read 80 degrees Fahrenheit, after a three-day storm came through Tucson. Previously, the temperature was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Twelve members of the British Club ventured forth and gathered together, enjoying a delicious luncheon at the tastefully decorated Persian Room right here in Tucson on Thornydale.

Everyone thanked Ethel Willmot for organizing this deliciously different luncheon.

Eventually, after the COVID restrictions have eased more, the British Club will resume their game afternoons every second and fourth Friday of the month. They will have a social event in the bar area at SaddleBrooke Clubhouse, which includes canasta, Mexican Train, and maybe bridge from 1 until around 4 p.m. This is followed by a social hour and a bar meal.

For membership information, contact Joan Reichert at 720-375-5516 or [email protected].

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

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

The British Club now has 34 members from the following hometowns:

England: London, Brighton, Bradford – West Yorkshire, Coventry, Cambridge, Didsbury (Manchester), Battle – Sussex, Dingle and Atherton – Liverpool, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Louth and Uttersby – Lincolnshire. Felixstowe, Bristol, Cowley – Oxford, Ashbourne – Derbyshire, Southsea – Hampshire, Wigan, Leeds and Newbury, Berkshire Nr. Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey).

Wales: Blaenavon, Swansea – Glamorgan

Canada: Rossland – British Columbia,

Calgary – Alberta, Sault St.Marie – Ontario

France: Loches, Loire Valley


California: San Francisco, King City, Yorba Linda, Chicago

Massachusetts: Needham

New Jersey: Nutley

Montana: Billings

West Virginia: Elkins, Beverley