INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE Editorial. The Parkway Fund. FEBRUARY 2013 ISSUE HADLEY WOOD NEWS Hadley Wood’s shopping parade. Struggling. Peter Jones. Retiring Erika Lindsay. Columbia calling. Hadley Wood’s young footballers. Winning. Bridge in Hadley Wood. Coming up trumps. Photograph by John Leatherdale.DESIGNED & PRINTED BY PRINTWAREHOUSE TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482
Parkway Progress. Peter Jones. who often made the last day of the Open Championship. By 1965 Peter was at Old As a couple of months have passed since The news that Peter Jones is retiring from Fold Manor G.C as first assistant to Mikethe last message on the Parkway Fund, I his position as golf professional at the Plumbridge. “Mike was a golf professional’swish to bring our readers up to date with a Hadley Wood Golf Club has caused a golf professional” said Peter “He was abrief progress report. The letters to all certain amount of dismay. It prompted a good teacher and a good player and Idonors went out at the middle of November visit to the inner sanctum of the pro shop to learned a great deal from him. He openedand many of those donors, who were ask for his story. Here it is. my eyes to what a golf professionalentitled to a refund, have disclaimed their Born in Aberdeen, Peter grew up in should be”. In 1970 Peter was appointedrights to their refund. Bedfordshire. Peter’s father, orphaned by Head Professional at Arkley GC. He still I am extremely the Titanic disaster, was a Barnardo’s boy. remembers his first sale from the Pro shop. grateful on behalf of He overcame this difficult start to life by later Two Slazenger golf balls at four shillings the Association to becoming a commissioned officer in the and sixpence each in bright yellow all those who have RAF. Peter was educated in Bedford at the wrappers. In 1972 he married Christine a generously agreed Harpur Trust school excelling as a gymnast, Chartered Physiotherapist. The first of their to allow the balance playing rugby for his school and three sons was born whilst at Arkley and in of their entitlement Bedfordshire school boys as a fullback. 1974 he was appointed to Old Fold Manor to be transferred to In 1960 at the age of sixteen a holiday as head professional. His final appointment the Association for with an uncle in Tavistock resulted in his was to Hadley Wood in 1993. Paul Foster the future benefit of first game of golf. After a little the residents of practice (actually one day) hisHadley Wood and their friends. first round of golf took him 113 To those donors who were issued shots! He was hooked andrefund cheques, I apologise that on first returned to Bedford joining thepresentation they were unable to be met. golf club there (paying £8.00A small technical hitch between ourselves a year- HWGC please note).and the Bank, which did not operate the Eighteen months later hisswitch facility between our Deposit and handicap was 3. Aged eighteenCurrent Account, caused the problem. Peter applied for a job at the I would remind the very few remaining Bedfordshire golf club asdonors, who may wish to claim their assistant pro. to JW Mooreentitlement, to do so within the next 14 famous for having taught Henrydays. A further progress report will be given Longhurst to play golf. Peterto you all when with our legal advisors, we became interested in teachingwill apply to the Charity Commission for golf and in 1962 was selected topermission to transfer the remaining funds attend the first course for youngto the Hadley Wood Association. professionals organised by the We can see the winning post in sight, so PGA at Llandudno.our appreciation goes to all donors for their In 1963 he moved to Bedfordgenerosity, co-operation and patience. and County under JohnGraham Sharp Chairman. HWA McDonald. John was a fine golfer The PARK VETERINARY PARK VETERINARY VETERI ARY ARY PRACTICE P Cockfosters Cockfosters foste Clean • Spacious • Air-conditioned pacious ned The only local practice to p Fully Equipped. • Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental Wo eatre Workshop orkshop be FSA approved for A • Laboratory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy ory copy insurrance insurance claims. • Advanced Anaesthetic Monitoring ed ing • Puppy Parties • Geriatric care y e Call for details on how to Register ster 020 8275 0330 (24 hrs) 275 or visit www.theparkvets.com ww ww.theparkvets.co om Fr i e n d l y, Friendly, Compassionate e The Place for Puppy g & Caring Professionals. Parties! 2
PROTECT YOUR SKIN Open Day for Weddings AGAINST THE WINTER CHILL and Banqueting Pop in for your FREE consultation on Sunday 24th February 11.30 am – 3.30 pm West Lodge Park set in 35 acres of beautiful grounds how to keep your skin nourished, is the perfect venue for any function.View our wonderful healthy with a youthful appearance four poster rooms and see our lovely banqueting suites laid up for the function of your dreams. Our team will be on hand to provide advice and offer diary dates, while you T: 020 8449 2687 32 Crescent West enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.came with him from Old Fold as assistant MOTHER’S DAYand later Alistair Archibald joined the team. Sunday 10th MarchRecognising they were under a very fine Treat your Mother to Sunday Lunch at our Mary Beale Restaurant. 3 course lunch with coffee, chocolates and a Footsteps in Colombiaboss these two stayed with him and happily surprise gift for mum. £45 per adult, children under 12 People were perplexed about our choice of £24.00. Payable on booking. Be sure to book early!are now taking over the reins at HWGC. Colombia for our summer break. Why were Alternatively treat your Mother to Afternoon Tea at West Meanwhile his three sons grew up, Lodge Park. Enjoy a stroll around the beautiful gardens and we going somewhere so dangerous? I then relax between 3.30pm and 6.00pm with Afternoon Tea.studied at Oxford, Warwick and Cambridge knew deep down though that we had madeUniversities respectively where they played a good choice. A bio-diverse country withfootball and golf for the Universities first wonderfully warm people, picturesqueteams. So far they have presented Peter WEST LODGE PARK YO U R C O U N T RY R E T R E AT colonial cities, deliciously smooth coffeeand Christine with ten grandchildren the Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. and fascinating pre-Colombian statues T: 020 8216 3900 Email: email@example.com being due in May. awaited us. And we did feel safe. Book online at: www.bealeshotels.co.uk “Have you coached any outstanding One of the highlights was the few daysplayers-other than myself” I asked modestly. we spent in Huila province, in the southSuppressing a pitying smile Peter admitted the eye. “The golfer’s job is to swing the west of the country. We enjoyed walkingto no world famous players but many good club properly. It is not the golfer’s job to hit through the Tatacoa semi-desert areaprofessionals. (And countless ordinary the ball”. admiring the intense red coloured rock,people, I thought, who he taught to enjoy Musing on this I left Peter in the proshop heavy with iron-ore, the landscapethe game). It was time to go. I asked him a to finish the closing down process. peppered with the imposing cardonesfinal question. Could he distil all his I was going to say how much he will be (candelabra cacti). I am not surprised thatteaching experience into one sentence. A missed but the good news is that he will some indigenous communities in Southmoment’s thought followed. “Take hold of continue to teach. There’s hope for us yet. America consider these cacti as theirthe club correctly and lightly. Let the ball get Rod Armstrong. Photo by John Leatherdale ancestors. To me they are the equivalent ofin the way of the club” he said looking me in a wise old oak. We journeyed through rice fields, tobacco, coffee, plantain and passion fruit Hadley Wood’s shops. plantations. Time to visit those pre- This month we said goodbye to our Thai Colombian stone statues in the restaurant and its friendly proprietor archaeological parks near San Agustin, Gwyn. The restaurant opened in August scattered across the rolling green-clad 2008 and for five years provided us with a mountain landscape of the Upper very nice place to eat and easy parking Magdalena river. The parks were thrown in. Now it is rumoured that other designated as UNESCO heritage sites in shops on our little shopping parade are 1995. These impressive ceremonial struggling. It is too late to do anything funereal statues, many anthropomorphic, about Thai 18 but it is not too late to help included some animal features of jaguars out our other shops and preserve an and eagles, representing power and extremely useful shopping parade run by strength or monkeys to represent sexual a very nice group of exceptionally prowess. The tallest was about 6 metres hardworking people. high and amazingly some were preserved As a matter of interest I asked Bob and this does not leave a great deal to spend with traces of their original painted colour Sangita at Londis how much, for at Londis out of the weekly shop at intact. Prominent women in these pre- example, would 100 customers have to Waitrose or wherever. And there must be Colombian communities were not excluded spend in their shop to keep things many more than 100 customers. So why from representation after their deaths. There financially secure. About £25 each a not divert a small percentage of our were some more feminine statues week was the surprising answer. Given weekly spend to our own shops? bedecked with carved jewellery and that the average household spends Use ‘em or lose ‘em! clutching small babies. about £10 a week there on newspapers Rod Armstrong. In between statue gazing and various coffee breaks, we visited the Bordones 3
waterfall. At 400m it is Colombias highestwaterfall. We shared our view with groupsof happy school children who completelymobbed us with their cameras. Not onlywere they unused to seeing Europeansbut we came from the city hosting thatlittle sporting event! They clambered on totheir brightly coloured buses with stateof the art speakers booming out thatinfectious, rhythmical Colombian music.This was motivation enough to go to schoolI thought! We were in tropical fruit heaven!We sampled succulent mangos,pineapples, passion fruit andblackberries to name but a few.We were also introduced toCholupa and Lula, both similar topassion fruit. I was offered allsorts of herbal remedies for thecough I had acquired, includinghot coca tea. I abandoned theidea of buying coca tea bags totake home, in case I raised alarmbells in customs. It was time to leave San Agustin and drive no logic to the construction plans. Weto the colonial city of Popayan about 136 squeezed past lorries chugging up thekilometres away. The road is largely bumpy road in the other direction and theunpaved. It is a great talking point amongst way was peppered with road works.the locals as the directors of the company Orange cones marked the worksites withcontracted to pave it ran off with the a workman or local young lady holdingcontract money and are now in jail. We set the ubiquitous “stop/go” sign to directoff along the dusty bone shaking road. the traffic. Regular police checkpointsPeriodically, we drove along a paved reminded us that this had been guerrillasection and had to pay a toll. There seemed country about five years ago. not help but sway to the lovely music We wound up through the playing in the background. mountains of the Cordillera Once through the Altiplano, we started Central and dense cloud forest at our long descent in to Popayan. The about 6,000 feet. The cloud forest landscape suddenly gave way to rolling gave way to the even higher, green mountains with cattle farms and desolate and boggy paramos of plantations of tobacco and fruit. The the Altiplano. A strong wind swept temperature climbed and we were glad to across these scrubby plains, feel heat again. Some six hours after backed by foreboding volcanoes. leaving San Agustin, we arrived at our hotel We had a couple of welcome in the centre of Popayan ready for more stops at tiny roadside shacks adventures. selling coffee and snacks. I could Erika Lindsay Get into golf at Hadley Wood Golf Club We offer a range of flexible membership options to suit all your golfing needs, call us today to find out more 0208 449 4328 Hadley Wood Golf Club, Beech Hill, Barnet, Herts EN4 0JJ www.hadleywoodgc.com
NSPCC Barnet Appeals Committee Its Spring Again...Time to STOP....and Smell the Coffee!!’ Please join us for coffee, cakes, chat and a little shopping. On Friday 8th March, 10.30 to 1pm at 4, Newmans Way, Hadley Wood, Herts Bring Spring a little closer with our lovely indoor planters, Gifts by Jo Ireland. Home Made Cakes and other goodies £3.00 entry includes coffee, cakes and cookies ALL FUNDS RAISED TO THE NSPCC AND CHILDLINE Dr Keith Garber Dr Andrew Halmer Dr Tina Chrysostomou All aspects of general dentistry offered throughout the week experienced male and female trainers and including Saturday morning take advantage of some special promotions and experiences. appointments These include exclusive Open Day extras, Please contact our reception where some lucky new clients will receive 16 Crescent West, Hadley Wood, an amazing 40% discount off their training Barnet, Herts, EN4 0EJ and benefit from the motivational, fun and Tel: 020 8441 0257 focussed programmes that the studio has been so successful with for fifteen years. Other inspiring freebies include miniFamily Open Day for health checks, weight loss advice, 15 Hadley Wood and minute taster training sessions and aFitness Studio special Kids’ Fitness Boot Camp – there Wingate Football ClubHadley Wood based business, One to One really is something for the whole family toFitness, is celebrating 15 years of improving enjoy. Anyone can drop in on the day, but Hadley Wood and Wingate FC is a youththe health and fitness of its clients with a booking is advisable as places are limited football club which was established in 2003Family Open Day on Sunday 24th February on the taster sessions. and is a Charter standard development club.2013. From 10am till 4pm anyone attending Jamie Anderson, founder of One to One As with many other clubs we are very proudwill be able to meet the team of friendly, Fitness, commented, with the performance of our children “We are looking forward to welcoming (regardless of the score). We believe that families to the studio, whether they’ve been football, is more than a sport and it promotes before, or are new to fitness. This Family good community and teamwork values. Open Day is a great opportunity to share Our Under 10 Eagles team was our birthday celebrations as well as give established last season and would like to some inspiring samples of what we do to share their story with you…The Under 10 anyone who would like to get fitter, healthier Eagles have certainly improved as a team and happier.” since last season in the Purple Division One to One fitness, 12 Crescent West, (Watford Friendly League), but so has Hadley Wood, Herts EN4 0EJ Call 020 everyone else! We are always astonished 8447 1661 how big our opposition are. Sometimes I www.one-to-one-fitness.co.uk think we are in the under 12s league. Nevertheless the boys have, in general, met GENERAL KNOWLEDGE the challenges head on, and earned the QUIZ NIGHT respect of opposition players and managers. Being smaller in size means technique and team spirit are even more Saturday 2nd March 2013 important to compete every Sunday. We started the season well, winning 3 out of Once again, by popular demand, the Friends of Hadley Wood School are bringing you their annual fundraising Quiz Night. The evening is always a lot of fun, and consists of a general knowledge quiz, a bar, and a fish and chip supper. The quiz is not just for the eggheads and our first 5 games, however the wins have brainboxes amongst you there is something for everyone. Why not support your local school and have fun at the same time? Up to eight people can be on each table so you can either build your own team or we can arrange for you to sit on another table so that you can make new friends. All are welcome! WHERE? Hadley Wood School, Courtleigh Avenue WHEN? Saturday 2nd March 2013 WHAT TIME? 7pm arrive for a 7.30pm start. The bar will stay open after the quiz has finished so there will be time for extra socialising then. HOW MUCH? Each ticket is £15 which includes a fish and chip supper. WHAT ELSE? There is a maximum of eight people on each team so you can either get a team together or buy individual tickets. There will also be a bar and a raffle. All money raised will go straight to the school. WHAT NOW? Please contact Hannah Destro on 07796 933565 to reserve your tickets. Numbers will be limited so buy early to avoid disappointment!
dried up since, despite some brave and For those interested in joining contact Pilates Teacher - Personal Trainercommitted performances. There was a first Roy Taylor 0208 449 4531 or Robin Nunn Established lower back specialistfor the Eagles this season, a 3-1 win away to 0208 363 4380. If youre looking for dramatic changes in the way yourHarvesters Yellow in the Challenge Cup, body looks, feels and performs. If you want to improve flexibility, strength and agility, muscle tone, andgave us a first win in a cup competition. Ourreward in the next round was a tie against The Tuesday Bridge become less prone to injury... Then youre about to discover how you can do all this, quickly and easily,Omonia Green (riding high in the Red Club with your One to One Pilates session!Division), after a couple of postponements In the 1980s Tom Berry decided to teach EASING YOUR BACK PAIN WITH PILATES Pilates can both alleviate existing back problems andwe were put out of our misery on 13th Jan. bridge at the HWA Centre on a Tuesday prevent future ones.in a 13 goal thriller!!! So we carry on looking night and soon had enough pupils to start No matter what your age or condition,forward to seeing the back of winter and a new club. The club is not affiliated to the Pilates will work for you!hopefully a few wins before the end of the EBU and is run by a committee headed by Make a difference in your life today!season, but most importantly to have fun Norman Heaton. A full programme of Contact Stuart on: 07787 552326 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org enjoy playing the game of football. events similar to the Friday club during theThanks to the boys and parents who have year keep the 78 members busy. Sessions www.pilates-stuart.co.ukbeen brilliant so far this season. For more start at 7.30 pm and finish at 10. The Bridgeinformation about the football club you can is relaxed and not quite so serious as on a of the golf club enjoy a full range of bridgerefer to the following links: Friday no prize money is awarded and no activities including, Rubber, Chicago andwww.hadleywood.org.uk/sports- tea or coffee is served. Table money is Duplicate sessions. The ladies sectionclubs/football/ £1.50 per player. Visitors and new members meet most Thursdays during the winterwingatefinchley.com/hadleyu7-9info.php are welcome – contact Norman Heaton on months and a regular Monday mixedwww.hadleywoodwingatefc.co.uk/ 01707 658320 duplicate is popular. The club also arranges both Men’s andPlaying Bridge in Bridge at Hadley Wood Ladies Teams to play against other golf clubs. It must be pointed out that the LadiesHadley Wood Golf Club team is usually undefeated particularlyWhen the Hadley Wood Association built the Bridge has always been a good against the Men’s team!!Centre at the Tennis club in 1969, keen companion to the game of golf. Members There are four very popular bridgebridge players Tom and Celia Berry startedthe HWA Bridge Club. This met initially everysecond Friday and subsequently everyFriday since. Now known as the Friday Club it isaffiliated to the English Bridge Union, themain organisation controlling the game inthe UK. With 75 members the club is run bya committee headed by Chairman RoyTaylor. Roy puts on a full programme ofevents over the year with summer and winterparty evenings and special Christmas teamsplaying for the Tom Berry Trophy. Otherevents include the World Wide and Childrenin Need Simultaneous pairs. The annualspring weekend break is a popular and funweekend away, usually by the seaside. The sessions are run by the three qualifiedEBU directors Robin Nunn, Mike Smith andTrevor Hails. Being affiliated, all members areautomatically members of the EBU, theyreceive the regular publication of EnglishBridge, win master points for ranking and arerated statistically every time they play. Cashprizes are given to the winners each week soif you win then you may get your table moneyback! Table money is £3.00 per player. A session on a Friday starts promptly at7.30pm and 24 Boards (hands) are playedfinishing approximately at 10.30pm. Thebar is then opened for those players whoneed some fortification and who considerthe coffee and biscuits supplied werenot enough! This is a friendly club andvisitors and new members are welcome.
WINDOW CLEANING SERVICES Includes Frames, Sills, Doors and Conservatories 6 or 8 Weekly Cleans or All aspects of general practice .co.uk One off Clean covered. Same day and References available. weekend appointments Our mobile valeting service is now All work guaranteed @ Hadley Wood or local offering specialized treatments for A Local Small Company Based Private Hospitals your car. In Barnet email@example.com Mini valet•Machine polish Tel. 0208 441 8100 or 07861 764 994 Supaguard•One day valet email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bodywork repair Call Adam on 07973 272347 or Patients on the NHS list are excluded email email@example.com arranged, again over the wintermonths when an excellent supper is taken at6.30pm and bridge played for some great and one of the best centres is in at the game as played at the clubs. Contact himprizes until 10.00pm. Some of these Gosling Bridge Centre in Welwyn Garden at 0208 3634380.evenings are open to visitors introduced by City. The cost of joining either the Friday or thea member. The next bridge supper is on Locally Robin Nunn from the Friday Club Tuesday club is an annual subscription ofWednesday 20th February. runs a weekly session for beginners in the £3.00. To be a member of either the Friday hope of recruiting new members for both or Tuesday club you have to be a member of clubs. the Hadley Wood Association as a familyStarting to play bridge Joining a bridge club. resident in Hadley Wood or as an associateThere are many ways to learn the game Those players who play the game at home member costing £18.00 per year. Play at thethough experienced players will tell you they and have no experience of playing at a club, Golf club is for members of the golf clubnever stop learning! may be put off by the formality of unfamiliar only though there are opportunities to go as The English Bridge Union will put you in rules. Robin Nunn would be pleased to a guest of a member.touch with qualified teachers in your area, arrange a session to introduce you to the Robin Nunn Gareth and Anne Evans St. Pauls Church hosted a farewell party for Gareth and Anne Evans after church on Sunday, 3rd February. We had champagne and a lovely cake with a Scottish thistle to wish them bon voyage en route to their new home in Scotland. Jill Northam interviewed Gareth and Anne during the morning service. Gareth noted that they had seen many changes to Hadley Wood and the community over the decades they have lived here but the same lasting message of hope and forgiveness continues to be proclaimed. Rupert Mackay presented them with a photograph of the church as a reminder of the loving church family they have been a part of for many years. John Hall, the Church warden, gave a toast after the service in which he thanked them for their many years of service both to St. Pauls and to the local community. We will all miss them as they travel north and hope they will be voting to keep Scotland part of the United Kingdom! Rupert Mackay
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