Westwood Works 1903-2003
The Retired Members' Section was very well supported with much use made of the Sports Club House facilities and the opportunity to meet old colleagues while indulging in the many activities on offer. The Section was formed in 1959 and had at its height around 130 members, each paying a subscription of 5p per week. Various competitions were organised - snooker, dominoes (for the Jack Barrett shield), outdoor bowls (for the Harold Crowther Shield), etc. An important date in the Retired Members' calendar was the Annual Dinner.)
|1959: Retired Employees Section||1966: Annual dinner||1977: Retired Members Reunion||1978; Silver Anniversary Tea||1978; Silver Anniversary Tea||1978; Silver Anniversary Tea||1978: Holiday at Southsea|
|1979: A visit to Westwood Works||1979: At the First Night of "Camelot"||1979: At the First Night of "Camelot"||1981: Off to the Italian Riviera||1981: First Night of "Kiss Me Kate"||1982: Bedewell Visit||1982: Visit to Westwood Works|
|1982: Off to Italy||1984: Holiday in Majorca||1985: Holiday in Portugal||1985: Visit to Westwood Works||1986: Cornwall Holiday||1990: Outing to Skegness|
The Retired Members section still meets every Wednesday afternoon at the New England Club. The activities are many and varied as shown in the following photographs. A number of coach outings are also arranged each year and members' partners are invited.
|Meet Old Friends||Enjoy a Pint||Analyse Last Night's Game||Play Dominoes|
|Play Snooker and Enter a Competition|
The Retired Members Club enjoyed their annual trip to Skegness on 5th July 2007.
A full programme of activities is planned for the 50th Anniversary year of the Retired Members Section and the members enjoyed another glorious day by the sea at Skegness for their annual Stag Outing - on 2nd July 2009.
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