Programme 1998

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.
9-Jan-1998 – Ordinary Club
23-Jan-1998 – Fish and Chip Supper – Matt and Kevins birthday
24-Jan-1998 (Saturday) – Banbury PHAB party
30-Jan-1998 – Ordinary Club
6-Feb-1998 – Video Evening
13-Feb-1998 – Valentines Event – watch this space !!
20-Feb-1998 – Julie North – Something Arty ! (to be confirmed)
27-Feb-1998 – Pancake Party and Lucys birthday
6-Mar-1998 – Hobbies and Interests Evening
13-Mar-1998 – Housewarming and Janets Birthday Party (at Janets !)
20-Mar-1998 – Aromatherapy
27-Mar-1998 – Bowling at Jardines Club, Aylesbury – 7:30 pm
3-Apr-1998 – Chinese meal at Paddyfields
1-May-1998 – Ordinary Club
4-May-1998 (Monday) – Heartbeat Hike – sponsored walk in Hyde Park, London. Meet at Andrews at 8:30 am.
8-May-1998 – Mexican Evening and Games at Wesley Memorial
15-May-1998 – Ordinary Club
22-May-1998 – Cake making for Sale, please bring cakes or ingredients
23-May-1998 (Saturday) – Cakes and Refreshments all day with Oxfam book sale. – We need lots of help from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm even if only for an hour or so.
29-May-1998 – Ordinary Club
5-Jun-1998 – No club
6-Jun-1998 (Saturday) – Barbeque at Andrews and Janets (Leon Close) 7:30 onwards. Steve’s Birthday
12-Jun-1998 – Disco and PHAB Area Committee Annual General Meeting at Wesley Memorial
19-Jun-1998 – Pub Trip – Victoria Arms, Marston
20-Jun-1998 (Saturday) – Collection at Westgate Centre – we need help
20-Jun-1998 (Saturday) – Lady Taverners Fun Day at Thorpe Park (Young members) – see Mary
26-Jun-1998  – Ordinary Club
10-Jul-1998 – Ordindary Club
17-Jul-1998 – Aunt Sally Evening at The Fishes Inn, North Hinksey Village, 7:00 pm – Food is optional, order meals at the bar if required.
24-Jul-1998 – Bowling at Jardines club, Aylesbury. 7:30 pm – £4.00
31-Jul-1998 – Ordinary Club
8-Aug-1998 to 15-Aug-1998 – PHAB Holiday at the Stackpole Centre, Pembrokeshire
4-Sep-1998 – Ordinary Club
18-Sep-1998 – Ordinary Club
25-Sep-1998 – Ordinary Club
2-Oct-1998 – Computer and Internet Night computer-night1
9-Oct-1998 – Making Christmas Cards
10-Oct-1998 (Saturday) – PHAB training day at Felbury House, Surrey
16-Oct-1998 – Making cakes for Oxfam sale
17-Oct-1998 – We are doing the refreshments for the Oxfam Booksale, from 9:30 to 4:30. Please bring cakes, and we need a lot of help that day so please be there.
23-Oct-1998 – Thai Curry Evening – let Chris know on 16th if you wish to eat
30-Oct-1998 – Ordinary Club
6-Nov-1998 – Bowling at Jardines Club, Aylesbury – 7:30 start, cost £3.50
13-Nov-1998 – Connect Four Tournament – please bring your Connect Four set.
20-Nov-1998 – Meal at the Paddyfields Chinese Restaurant 7:00pm – please let Mary know if you want to come
27-Nov-1998 – Annual General Meeting 8:00 pm and Quiz
19-Dec-1998 (Saturday) – Christmas Dinner

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.