Group News

Normality Returns

Coll de Rates

On October 7th our General Assembly will be held once again back at the Polivalent , Murla. Doors open at 10:00am and after the Association business John Hopwood will talk about “The history of Woolworths and their family”.

As a brief introduction I would outline that Frank Winfield Woolworth had humble beginnings, being born on a small farm in Watertown New York State. He opened his first store in the US in 1879 and 33 years later Woolworths was incorporated, raising 65 million dollars – in today’s money 1.75 billion - half of that went to Frank. In 1909 he opened his first UK store in Liverpool. At the height of the UK business there were more than 1,700 stores and more than 5,000 throughout the world.
In 1913 he commissioned the Woolworth building – the then tallest building in the world - which he paid for in cash! It sounds as if we are in for a very interesting talk about a retail empire before Amazon!

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Monday Ramblers Summer Walks

Our normal walking programme is from October to May, and we take a break during the hotter summer months. However last year we offered a shorter summer walk each week during June and September. They proved popular and we are doing the same again this year.

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Stretch Class Donation

Stretch Class

Jacintha held a stretching session at El Cid on the Monday before Christmas.

She raised €160 which she donated to the Goodwill Team.

These funds will be presented to nominated charities later in the year.

Walking Off The Lockdown Stiffness

Isbert Dam Walk

Both the Monday Ramblers and Thursday Explorers closed down at the start of the coronavirus lockdown in March. In September they started weekly summer walks, three-hour low-level walks starting at 0900 and ending at a suitable bar before the hottest part of the day. They were offered to both of Paul & Jan’s groups, and they got sufficient support to keep them going all month.

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