Programme 1997

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.

17-Jan-1997 – Ordinary Club

23-Jan-1997 – PHAB Area Committee Annual party at the Guildhall, Abingdon.

24-Jan-1997 – no club

7-Feb-1997 – Pancakes and Ordinary Club

14-Feb-1997 – Meal out at Ock Mill at 7:00 – places are limited

21-Feb-1997 – Ordinary Club

28-Feb-1997 – Ordinary Club

7-Mar-1997 – Computer Evening

14-Mar-1997 – Ordinary Club and Easter Cards

21-Mar-1997 – Making Sweets

11-Apr-1997 – Hobbies and Interests evening

12-Apr-1997 to 13-Apr-1997 – Training weekend at Kingfisher Barn, Abingdon

18-Apr-1997 – Beetle Drive

25-Apr-1997 – Pub Trip – Britannia in Headington

2-May-1997 – Mexican cooking and Ordinary Club

5-May-1997 (Monday) – Heartbeat Hike – sponsored walk around Hyde Park

9-May-1997 – Computer Evening

16-May-1997 – Pub evening – hopefully the Trout Inn at Wolvercote

23-May-1997 – Baking for coffee morning

24-May-1997 (Saturday) – Coffee Morning – Lunches and Refreshments for
PHAB, with Oxfam book sale. Help needed all day, please bring cakes.

30-May-1997 – Chinese takeaway or fish and chips

6-Jun-1997 – Visitor – Julie North

13-Jun-1997 – Ordinary Club

20-Jun-1997 – No club because of Barbecue

21-Jun-1997 – Barbeque at Justin and Rosalind’s

27-Jun-1997 – Phab Area Committee AGM and Barn Dance at Kingfisher Barn, Abingdon

4-Jul-1997 – Quiz Night

11-Jul-1997 – No Club

12-Jul-1997 – 70’s night Disco in aid of Matt and Kevins transport fund. Tickets £4.00 available at the door at Blackbird Leys Community Centre 7:30 to 11:30, ring Mary or Dot for transport.

18-Jul-1997 – No Club

19-Jul-1997 (Saturday) – Barbecue at Dots house in Garsington – see Mary for details

August 2nd to 9th – Holiday at the Stackpole Centre, Pembrokeshire, cost  £100

21-Nov-1997 – Meal at Paddyfields Chinese Restaurant, Hythe Bridge St – 7:30 – Buffet meal £12 for 3 courses. Let Mary know if you are coming.

28-Nov-1997 – Annual General Meeting

5-Dec-1997 – Making Decorations

12-Dec-1997 – Making fudge, cakes and Mince pies for coffee morning

13-Dec-1997 – Coffee morning – 9:30 am – 12:00 noon at Wesley Memorial. Please come and support this event

18-Dec-1997 (Thursday) – Carol singing – 6:30 pm

19-Dec-1997 – Christmas Dinner £5 at Wesley memorial. Bring family and friends. Let Simon know if you are coming.


Stackpole 1997

The Stackpole Centre in Pembrokeshire has accessible accommodation, including a swimming pool with a hoist, and a big group kitchen.

Our holiday started out rather wet.

st-govans-headThis did not prevent us from having a good time. We had a trip to St Govans Head, in the rain.
st-govans-viewWe could still see some of the dramatic coastline, and noone was blown off a cliff.

We had several day trips; one to St Davids, where we visited the Marine Life centre and the Cathedral and the Archbishops Palace.

archbishops-palace-groupAt the Archbishops palace – before the downpour which sent us back to the Minibus.

We also did various outdoor activities.

sailors-returnReturning from ‘sailing’ in a flat calm and pouring rain.

We enjoyed it so much that we returned to Stackpole in 1998.


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