Newsletter April 2015

Jill Brazil. I am sure that members will be sad to hear that Jill Brazil died on 29 March 2015. As many of you will know, Jill has been receiving treatments for cancer for several years, and that she had periods of remission during which it was hoped that the treatments had been successful.

Jill was co-opted to the committee of the Kineton and District LHG in 1998, was elected vice-chairman in 2001, soon taking over as chairman for the next three years. She stepped down from the committee in 2007, but continued as an active and supportive member of the Group. We last saw her recently at this year’s AGM and Supper.

Jill’s funeral is to be held at Oakley Wood Crematorium on Tuesday 21 April 2015 at 12 noon. This will be followed by a gathering at the Kineton Sports and Social Club. To assist with the planning of the catering arrangements, it will be helpful you can let Pat Randle know (Beech Lawn, Mill Lane, Kineton; 01926-640078; email: as soon as possible if it is likely that you will be going on to the KS&SC.

Second World War. On a lighter note, we have been invited to view a small exhibition about WW2, prepared by the son of Sheena Harrison. He is educated at home and it would be nice if some of us could support his history work. The exhibition is at Sheena’s house, 6 Verney Houses, Little Kineton, on Wednesday 15 April – all day. Just turn up, or phone Sheena (01926 691129) for further details.

Next meeting.  A reminder that, on Friday 17 April 2015 at 7.30pm, Chris Rice will be talking about The Landscape of Compton Verney.

Subscriptions.  For those of you who have not already re-joined, annual subscriptions (still £7-50 per person) are now due and can be paid at the April meeting. The Group’s programme card for 2015-16 is now available.

Outings 2015. Further details of the three summer outing will be included in the next newsletter in early April, and bookings can be made at the meetings in April and May.

With best wishes

Peter Ashley-Smith,Secretary

9 April 2015