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DAVID OLDERSHAW: A CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE Mon 7th Oct 2.30pm

Many of you will now have heard the sad news that our Chair and friend, David Oldershaw, passed away recently.

A private funeral service will take place on Monday 7th October and afterwards David’s family has invited  friends, neighbours and colleagues to join them in a celebration of  David and his life at College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester at 2.30pm.

The notice below appeared in the `Leicester Mercury’ on Tuesday 17th September 2019;

OLDERSHAW David Bertram

David now reunited with his wife Nessa, dying after a short illness on 30th August 2019.

David was much loved by all of his large and extended family and his numerous devoted friends. He will be greatly missed for his warmth, humour, generosity, general sense of fun and quirkiness and his full appreciation of life.

Following a Private Funeral Service there will be a service to `Celebrate David and his Life’ at College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester on Monday 7th October at 2.30pm to which all friends, neighbours and colleagues are invited.

David loved flowers, but none are required on the day thank you. Alternatively, buy yourself a flowering plant in David’s name and watch it grow, by way of remembrance.

Donations are being gratefully received for either Leicester City of Sanctuary or L.O.R.O.S c/o A.J. Adkinson & Son, Funeral Directors, 12 London Road, Oadby LE2 5DG. Tel: 0116-2712340 or online at ajadkinsonandson.com

 

Book Now for Our Next Event! Wed Oct 2nd 7.00pm

We are sorry to have to tell you that, due to factors beyond our control,  this event has been cancelled.  If you had booked, please contact Arthur for a full refund.

Our next event is  on Wednesday October 2nd at 7.00pm at the Clarendon Park Congregational Church.

Members and guests are warmly invited to join us for a relaxing and convivial evening of food, drink and a bit of local history.

7.00pm onwards COLD BUFFET & DRINKS  A menu including filled wraps and sandwiches, authentic vegetable samosas, crolines, home-made quiche, mini-spring rolls and sticky Thai dip, breaded chicken goujons, fresh fruit kebabs— with a selection of wine and fruity elderflower presse.

8.00pm RESTING IN PEACE: The Story of Welford Road Cemetery An illustrated talk by Brian Johnson. Brian lives in Wigston and is a well known speaker and author who makes local social history both accessible and entertaining.

The cost will be £15.50 (members) or £17 (non-members) —which covers everything.

For contact details and a booking form, please click here.

It promises to be another lovely evening.  We do hope you’ll be able to come.

 

 

 

 

Our Next Event

The Society’s next event will be our annual  coach trip on Wednesday 10th July to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Heritage Railway and Stanway House near Cheltenham.

For full details and to contact the organiser, click here.

We’re sorry but the trip is now fully booked.

This year’s AGM will be on Wed May 22nd 7.30pm

You are cordially invited to our Annual General Meeting which will take place at the Clarendon Park Congregational Church on Wednesday 22nd May at 7.30pm.

We will be reviewing our achievements (see Annual Review here) and looking to the year ahead..

Our guest speaker will be art historian and lecturer Miriam Stevenson, who will be introducing us to the architects behind Stoneygate’s best-known (and some lesser-known) buildings*

Non-members are welcome.

*We apologise for the late change of speaker. Our scheduled speaker, Richard Gill, has, unfortunately, had to withdraw.

Read our April Newsletter

You can read our April 2019 SCAS Newsletter by visiting the Newsletters page.

If you enjoy it, why not consider joining the Society?

Annual membership is only £8 (per household) and for this you can be as active or inactive as you choose. You’ll receive the newsletter three times a year, an invitation to regular events and the chance to meet the committee at our annual general meeting in May (where there’s usually a guest speaker and free coffee and biscuits). We’ll also keep you informed about any potentially controversial planning applications.

We are lucky to have a conservation area like Stoneygate but there is  a lot of work involved in safeguarding it. Your subscription will help us cover our costs, improve our website and maintain the standards of the newsletter.

Don’t forget – membership subs for 2019-20 are due on 1st April

Just a quick reminder to members that, unless you pay by standing order,  your SCAS membership subscription is due on 1st April.

Annual membership for 2019-20 includes your whole family or household and is £8 per year

You can pay by cash or cheque. Just download a form here and post or hand-deliver it, together with your payment, to our membership secretary.

Alternatively, you can pay by electronic (BACS) transfer.  Our details are;

Lloyds TSB Bank PLC     Sort code:  77-15-25    Account number: 08658960

When you have made the transfer, please e-mail our membership secretary (nita.foale@gmail.com) with your name and address so that we know that you have rejoined. Thank you.

 

Members – set up a standing order before April 1st and save money!

The Society’s running costs are relatively low but they have been steadily increasing in recent years.

In response,  the committee has reluctantly decided to raise the cost of single annual membership for the forthcoming year to £8, beginning 1st April 2019.

As a `thank you’ for helping make our job easier, however, existing members who set up a regular standing order payment before this date will qualify for the old rate of £6 per year.  This includes your whole family or household.

A standing order payment ensures that your membership will be renewed automatically every year.  It gives you one less thing to think about and now it could also save you money.  There’s an incentive!

Just click on the link below,  print off  a form, complete it and pass it on to your bank/building society (please also detach and return the bottom section to our membership secretary – address included).

Standing order form

Read our December 2018 Newsletter

The December 2018 SCAS Newsletter is now available to browse/download.

Please visit the Newsletters page to view it and all previous newsletters.

If you enjoy it, why not consider joining the Society?
Annual membership is only £8 (per household) and for this you can be as active or inactive as you choose. You’ll receive the newsletter three times a year, an invitation to regular events and the chance to meet the committee at our annual general meeting in May (where there’s usually a guest speaker and free coffee and biscuits). We’ll also keep you informed about any potentially controversial planning applications.

We are lucky to live in a beautiful area but there is  a lot of work involved in safeguarding it. Your subscription will help us cover our costs, improve our website and maintain the standards of the newsletter.