As you will see from our Events Calendar, the 2020 Dinner has been booked for October 6th at The White Horse.
Dick and the Committee have now arranged the progamme of Events for 2020. Click the link below to download the document. It’s best to print it two-sided, then fold it in the centre. So put the dates in your diary and decide what to book!
Regrettably we had to postpone the dinner as the White Horse went out of business and was closed just before the dinner was due to be held. Most disappointing. We will try to decide what steps to take to reacitivate the dinner when the Committee meets in mid November.
Please click on the link to download the Summer Newsletter 2019
Our speaker this year is Simon Hughes, whose background includes the Air Ambulance service. There will be some musical entertainment from Tim Rogerson and Dick Hewett once again to send everyone home in a light-hearted mood!
Payments can be made:
– On-line direct to the FRA account: Sort Code 30-97-14, account 31345360.
– By cheque, payable to “Friends of Romsey Abbey”, to 42 Botley Road, Romsey, SO51 5AP.
Friends of Romsey Abbey Dinner Menu
October 8th 2019 (7.00 for 7.30)
Celeriac & apple soup, toasted almonds (gf) (v)
Smoked chicken, baby gem, bacon crisp, quail egg, old Winchester, truffle mayonnaise (gf)
Hot smoked trout crostini, pickled fennel, micro herb
Pork cutlet, herb roasted new potatoes, cider pickled onions (gf)
Pan fried sea bream, roasted tomato & olive sauce, lemon herb oil (gf)
Wild mushroom “cottage pie” grain mustard mash potato, roots (gf) (v)
Panache of Vegetables for the table
Blackberry Eton Mess, chantilly cream, meringue (gf)
Apple & pear crumble, crème anglaise
Chocolate mousse, candied orange, honeycomb
Please find below a link to the minutes from the AGM on 6th July 2019
The Friends of Romsey Abbey recorded one of their busiest Friday Coffee Mornings at Romsey Town Hall on Friday 19th July.
The bi-monthly Coffee morning was a great success, welcoming over 72 visitors including both Friends and members of the public.
Romsey Town Crier, Terry Hamer was on duty in the Romsey shopping area spreading the word and encouraging shoppers to excellent enjoy coffee with biscuits and good company.
Caroline Nokes MP and Romsey Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Burnage also enjoyed coffee with the Friends.
All proceeds from the Friends Coffee Morning go towards helping to fund projects for Romsey Abbey.
The next Friends Coffee Morning is on Friday 20th September in the Town Hall 10am – 11.45am, everyone is welcome.
Reporter Ken Gibson
The Friends were officially launched in April 2009. For our 10th Anniversary Liz Hallett found the first ever Newsletter from the Friends. Some of this was shown at our 10th Anniversary event on July 21st.
Click on the link for the complete booklet –> Newsletter 1 Summer 2009