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This is to see if travelling is easier for those      occasion, and to show just how much the
who live further away. All who live within            branch values his efforts in supplying regular
reach of Dorchester are very welcome.                 Small Printer branch reports, a card was
                                                      hasƟly bought from a local service staƟon.
DORSET BRANCH JANUARY 2015
                                                      Before starƟng the meal, we had a look at
                                                      the recently supplied entries for the Rosen
                                                      Award. It was obvious that the other branches

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                                                      had put a lot of effort and thought into their
THE JANUARY CHRISTMAS DINNER has                      submissions, and the results were stunning.
become a regular, and much-anƟcipated part            suitably deflated about our chances of
of the Lincolnshire and District Branch's hecƟc       winning this year's prize we sat down to eat.
social calendar, and anƟcipaƟon for this year's
meal rose to fever pitch when replies to the          The meal, as usual, was superb. A further
secretary's invitaƟons revealed that, for the         endorsement of the quality of the food is that
very first Ɵme, every member of the branch             aŌer our meal, Malcom is now planning to
was planning to aƩend on Saturday January             take a group of staƟoners there for a night
31st. Come the day, and despite the morning's         out later in the year. I'm glad to report that
snow, we were sƟll hopeful of a good turn out         everyone made it home safely through the
and we weren't disappointed.                          treacherous condiƟons, and the fact we all
                                                      braved the elements and made such an effort
The only people unable to make the feast              to aƩend shows how much our branch of the
were John and Dee who were stuck at home              BPS means to us.
in a parƟcularly heavy blizzard up in the
Lincolnshire Wolds. We were parƟcularly glad
to see Glennis and Steve who had chosen the
branch dinner over an aŌernoon watching
Lincoln City versus Dover in what turned out
to be a thrilling 1-0 Conference clash. It was
also nice to see Malcolm, who had travelled
all the way from an almost snowbound
Mablethorpe to meet up with us.

The 31st also turned out to be our secretary,
Mike Edwards's birthday. To mark the

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