Phab South East Youth Weekend

April 12th to 13th 1997

Phab South East Region have organised a youth weekend, aimed at young people from 16 to 26 approximately. This is your chance to meet other Phab members from the South East, have your say in the future of the organisation and generally have an enjoyable weekend.


  • Representation of Young People in Phab
  • Responsibilities of being a committee member
  • Giving young people a chance
  • Letting young people have their say
  • What do you want from Phab South East
  • Phab South East in the next millennium


John Kelly


Kingfisher Barn,

Transport from Oxford bus and railway stations will be available – please arrange it when you book


From 10:00 am Saturday April 12th until 4:00 pm on Sunday April 13th


£10 including accommodation and meals

Programme 1996

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.

26-Jan-1996 – Ordinary Club and talk by Chris Burns and Liz from Kingfisher Barn

1-Feb-1996 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

2-Feb-1996 – Ordinary Club and Baked Potato Evening (we are being filmed for the Church video)

9-Feb-1996 – Ordinary Club and Games Evening (New Game !)

16-Feb-1996 – Pub Visit – Fox and Hounds, Abingdon Road

23-Feb-1996 – Pancake Evening

1-Mar-1996 – Ordinary Club

8-Mar-1996 – Video Evening

15-Mar-1996 – Beefeaters at The Longwall, Cowley (7pm)

22-Mar-1996 – Ordinary Club

23-Mar-1996 – Coffee Morning

29-Mar-1996 – Ordinary Club

12-Apr-1996 – Ordinary Club

19-Apr-1996 – Cando Dance Company at the Pegasus Youth Theatre

26-Apr-1996 – Ordinary Club

3-May-1996 – Ordinary Club (but possibly something else planned by Roy!)

6-May-1996 – Heartbeat Hike

10-May-1996 – Ordinary Club + Dance/Drama session

17-May-1996 – Ordinary Club + Dance/Drama session

24-May-1996 – Pub Trip – Chequers at Burcot near Dorchester-on-Thames

31-May-1996 – Ordinary Club

7-Jun-1996 – PHAB Area Committee AGM, Disco and BBQ – Kingfisher Barn, Abingdon

14-Jun-1996 – Ordinary Club and Sugarcraft

21-Jun-1996 – Preparation for Garden Party – no transport

22-Jun-1996 – Garden Party – Swimming, Games and BBQ – transport

28-Jun-1996 – Ordinary Club and Health and Safety Training

5-Jul-1996 – Visit to Pub – Victoria Arms, Old Marston

12-Jul-1996 – Health and Safety Training, Banbury PHAB

19-Jul-1996 – Ordinary Club and Chinese meal

26-Jul-1996 – Bowling at Jardines Club, Aylesbury 7:30-9:30, cost £3.70

2-Aug-1996 – Ordinary Club

6-Sep-1996 – Ordinary Club, plus members videos and photos of PHAB events

12-Sep-1996 – Theatre trip – Evita

13-Sep-1996 – Quiz Night

20-Sep-1996 – Baked Potato Evening

27-Sep-1996 – Games Evening

4-Oct-1996 – Ordinary Club + Table Tennis Tournament

11-Oct-1996 – Ordinary Club + Bring your PHAB Photos

18-Oct-1996 – 15th Aniversary Party at Wesley Memorial

25-Oct-1996 – Ordinary Club + Making Cakes

26-Oct-1996 – Coffee Morning and Lunches (with Oxfam Booksale) 10am to 4pm

1-Nov-1996 – To be confirmed

8-Nov-1996 – Ordinary Club + Roy’s Jamaican Travels

15-Nov-1996 – Bowling at Jardines Bowling Club, Aylesbury

22-Nov-1996 – Christmas Crafts

29-Nov-1996 – Baking + Christmas Crafts

30-Nov-1996 – PHAB Christmas Sale, Wesley Memorial 10am to 4pm – Bring things to sell

6-Dec-1996 – Making Decorations

12-Dec-1996 – Carol Singing

13-Dec-1996 – Making Mince Pies

20-Dec-1996 – Christmas Dinner




New Minibus presented at Charity Cricket Match

After we had done a lot of fundraising we were presented with a Ford Transit adapted minibus in the characteristic Lord’s Taverners green. The presentation was made at a charity cricket match, where wealthy donors could mingle with celebrities and members of the England cricket team.

kscan_0020Here Terry Wogan is chatting with Roy, who was our Chairman at the time, and a keen cricket fan.

kscan_0021Terry also signed autographs for fans. In the background you can see some members of the cricket team, and also the marquees, where tea and cakes were served.


Oxford Narrowboat Trust canal barge Venturer in 1996

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


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.