Oxford Narrowboat Trust canal barge Venturer in 1996

Oxford Phab have had several wonderful holidays on board the Oxford Narrowboat Trust boat – The Venturer.

Steering-Venturer

 

Any of our members who wished had the opportunity to steer the craft.

A skipper came with the boat, and he knew the Thames very well, including all the places we could moor, and put down a ramp to get wheelchairs on and off. The boat has a lift, making the cabin, where slept, cooked, ate and sat around chatting accessible to all.

Venturer-interior

The large windows provide a good view from inside the cabin of swans, ducks, other wildlife and other boats.

Programme 1995

These old programme entries are here so prospective new members can see the things we have done in the past, and to bring back memories for those who took part.

6-Jan-1995 – Ordinary Club

2-Jun-1995 – Ordinary Club

9-Jun-1995 – Ordinary + video

11-Jun-1995 – Heartbeat Hike in London

16-Jun-1995 – Ordinary + Badminton

23-Jun-1995 – PAC AGM + Disco at Morris Motors Social Club

30-Jun-1995 – Caribbean Night – Myrtle’s Miraculous, Mouthwatering Morsels

7-Jul-1995 – Barbecue at Joe and Helen’s

15-Jun-1995 – Day trip to Thorpe Park

21-Jun-1995 – Trivial Pursuit and Ordinary Club

28-Jun- 1995 – Victoria Arms pub trip

Programme 1994

These old programme entries are here so prospective new members can see the things we have done in the past, and to bring back memories for those who took part.

14-Oct-1994 – Ordinary Club, plus Murder Mystery and Suspense !!

15-Oct-1994 (Saturday) – Coffee Morning – please bring cakes and items to sell. 10am onwards. In the afternoon we are going to Alan Aubin’s Farewell party in Epson

21-Oct-1994 – Ordinary Club

28-Oct-1994 – Pub trip – The Britannia, London Road, Headington

4-Nov-1994 – Party to Celebrate Teresa and Mark’s marriage (please bring a pud or a salad). Disco

11-Nov-1994 – Cinema trip – you must tell Mary or Dot by Tuesday if you wish to go.

18-Nov-1994 – Ordinary Club (two babies due this week !!)

25-Nov-1994 – Chinese Meal at Wesley Memorial

2-Dec-1994 – Ordinary Club, plus something festive

9-Dec-1994 – Cake Making and Ordinary Club

10-Dec-1994 (Saturday) – Coffee Morning 10am – please support this fund raising event

16-Dec-1994 – Christmas meal – details to follow.

 

Programme 1993

These old programme entries are here so prospective new members can see the things we have done in the past, and to bring back memories for those who took part.

29-Jan-1993 – Ordinary Club (video evening)

5-Feb-1993 – Games Evening at Wesley Memorial

26-Feb-1993 – Birthday Party (Simon and Lucy) 6:30 to 8:00

26th to 28th Feb 1993 – Training weekend at Felbury House

5-Mar-1993 – Visit to Banbury PHAB club

12-Mar-1993 – Curry Evening at Wesley Memorial

13-Mar-1993 (Saturday) – Karaoke Night at Hounslow PHAB

19-Mar-1993 – Britannia Pub, Headington

2-Apr-1993 – Barn Dance at Wesley Memorial

2-Apr-1993 – Ordinary Club

16-Apr-1993 – Ordinary Club

Note that I don’t have a full programme for 1993 – I will update this post if I find more.

Annual Report

This poetic annual report was probably from 1993, as that is when Oxford Phab was registered as a charity. If I can find the date I will update it.

Its Oxford PHAB here
with all that we do
on Friday evenings
all year through.

Games evenings and videos
there's lots to be found
a hive of activity
and laughter all round

A film at the cinema
and outings to pubs
just for a drink
and maybe some grub.

A holiday most years
and trips to the coast
for a days excitement
is had by most.
Fundraising we need
we really must start
with street collections
and walks in the park.

To get a minibus
thats our main need
to gain independence
and freedom indeed.

Our main achievement
we're finally there
we've gained charity status
for people who care.

We meet at Wesley Mem
in New Inn Hall Street
in the centre of town
new members we'll greet.

Club Holiday in Holland

We had a club holiday in Holland from April 18th to 26th 1992.

This page will be an overview, with links to more pages which tell the story of our trip.

Holland-Ten-AnkerTen Anker – where we stayed.

holland-jajJohn, Ann and Julie by the seaside in Holland.

 

Programme 1990

These old programme entries are here so prospective new members can see the things we have done in the past, and to bring back memories for those who took part.

16-Mar-1990 – General Club Evening

23rd-Mar-1990 – Drinks at the Shotover Arms (meals at the bar if you want one) 7:30pm – 11pm

23-Mar-1990 – Pizza evening at Phab

30-Mar-1990 – General Club Evening

6-Apr-1990 – Drinks at The Bystander Inn (meals at the bar if you want one) 7:30pm – 11pm

13-Apr-1990 – Good Friday – no Phab

20-Apr-1990 – Get ready for Jumble Sale and Coffee Morning

21-Apr-1990 – Jumble Sale and Coffee Morning (Could every club member bring some JUMBLE)

27-Apr-1990 – General Club Evening

4-May-1990 – General Club Evening

6-May-1990 (Sunday) – Car Boot Sale at the Oxsrad Sport Centre

7-May-1990 (Bank Holiday Monday) – Heartbeat Hike in London (Sponsor forms from Mark)

11-May-1990 – General Club Evening

18-May-1990 – Robin’s Birthday

20-May-1990 (Sunday) – Telethon ’90 Games Marathon

25-May-1990 – General Club Evening