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Social Events

Throughout the year the Association organises inspiring and entertaining events for its members at locations across the country.

Events are always a huge success, as the reviews attest, and you can book your places for the next event on the Bookings page.

Ladies Race Day & AGM 2014 - Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse

Thursday, 30th October 2014


The day’s event was attended by 28 representatives from JA Harrisons, Alliance, JP Polymer, Klinger, Maclellans, V-seal, Corseal, Wrights Rubber, Lamons, Fast Gaskets and Beldam Crossley.

We started with a Champagne reception at 10.30am, and corsages were presented to the ladies, followed by the AGM chaired by our Chairman Keith Shepherd.

The guest tipster, jockey Tom Scudamore, gave a brief talk through the days racing, whos’ who and the non-starters etc.
Before lunch the ‘ladies’ had the group photograph taken. Three course lunch was then served, of which the Fillet Steak was to die for! Although I wasn’t too sure about the starter, goats cheese and spinach soufflé.

The betting then followed, …… Along with the alcohol and networking.

The ladies were presented in the afternoon with a beautiful autumnal flower arrangement each, kindly donated by Mark Seekings of Beldam Crossley. Thank you Mark, this made it a memorable day for the Ladies.   The best Fascinator competition was not presented, as the ‘ladies’ had not been informed of this, and were most upset. So next year ladies don’t forget your fascinators!

We were all having such a wonderful time, and as the afternoon had gone so quickly, the party continued to make our way to the evening event at The Lambs Restaurant in Stratford Upon Avon for 22 of us. The stunning meal, company and the after dinner speeches completed the fantastic day and was followed by nightcaps back at the Holiday Inn until the early hours!

We are looking forward to a good turnout in 2015 as ‘Ladies Day’ is moving to June/July, before the school holidays - date being finalised.

Alison Ansell

02a Ladies Group


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