JEVER STEAM LAUNDRY
JSL - 10 JAN 98
'THE THREE COMPASSES'
146 HIGH HOLBORN (0171 405
(308 yards west of Holborn Tube,
opposite Town Hall)
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let me apologise for the lateness of this submission
- yet again I hear you cry. Unfortunately
this time I have been laid low and hospitalised with
a real bout of viral pneumonia. The
variety was thought to be that of Legionnaires'
Disease and it certainly had a kick like a mule - not
pleasant and certainly not to be
recommended. As usual "The Three
Compasses" with Terry and Jean has been reserved
exclusively for the AGM. Doors open
at 18.30 hours with an extension to 23.59 hours.
As last year,
pub-lunch type food will be the order of the day,
heavily laced with dingleberries to be washed down
with Limpopo flavoured Pils. Kitty will be
£14 with £5 for the ladies; members are
asked to pay separately for whatever food is their
choice. Contacts remain as follows:
Goodwin: Auldcroft, Plud Street, Wedmore,
Somerset BS28 4BE.
Jeffrey: (Work) FT Progs 2, HQ PTC, RAF
01452 712612 Ext 5372
2 Hawkes End, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambs.PE18
We had a good
turn out for this year's (97) AGM - our fortieth. Some
forty plus attending and as is the norm not all
signed in so the exact figure is in
doubt. The "Golden Share" award this
year went to Bugs Bendell in
recognition of the tremendous effort he makes to
attend each year. A performance admired by
us all, Bugs
- keep it up. Its great to see you
During the evening John Hawtin phoned
in from Canada where his lakeside residence was being
completed in temperatures of -30. Let us
when the sundeck is complete - sounds like the ideal
venue for a regional gathering.
I am hoping that
this year with the second Saturday being that bit
closer to the before moving off to the
piste. Our nomads from the Gulf might also
still be in UK for the break.
A second apology
I am afraid. My computer has gobbled up
the Basket List and refuses to spit it out (probably
affected by the same damned virus that felled me) so
I am unable to attach an updated
version. However, in lieu, I enclose a
copy of a letter from Dick
Barraclough, the contents of which are
self-explanatory. Clearly any assistance
would be much appreciated by Christian Wirthgen in
his efforts to build up a history of Jever.
Finally, may I
wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy New
Year. Hope to see you at "Steaming Time" -
18.30 hours. For those not able to make it
this year (1998) next year (1999) will be on 9th
January, same place, same time; see you there.
discussed my recent visit to Jever (or Upjeversche
Strasse 1A) with Pete Jones on the
phone and as you suggested I have written to Ian Madelin to see
if he would be willing to provide some basic
information from records in the AHB.
Wirthgen (Luftwaffe Capt.) a pilot on
Jagabombergeschwader 38 I think deserves some support
in his efforts to build up a history room
there. As we saw on our visit he is sadly
lacking in any information or memorabilia (dreadful
word) pertaining to the RAF period.
may be worth some discussion at the next AGM.
Amongst those attending the
AGM Jan 98 were the
In bold from the Signing In
Head count on the
Goodwin - President