I’m sure you all picked this up last week (pun intended – sorry ;0) ), but given that the Old Finchleians have just spent a fortune laying a brand-new floor in the main hall, they want to preserve it for as long as possible.

So, when moving tables and chairs please CARRY THEM. Do not drag. If you can’t lift anything, ask for help and given the good vibes I’m getting from the FGC at the moment, assistance will be quickly forthcoming.

To quote Lewis Carroll:


Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”


The ‘Jabberwock’, the ‘Jubjub bird‘ and the ‘Bandersnatch’ will be nothing compared to enraged committee members if we catch anyone doing it. Remember, we know where the Vorpal sword is kept.

Give that we eventually want access to the new lounge area, leaving marks on the floor in the hall would not exactly help our cause.


Please note that the use of the kitchen is a courtesy provided by the Old Finchleians and I don’t need to tell you that the kitchen MUST be in a neat and tidy condition at the end of a Thursday night.

If you use it, clean it.

Secondly, this consideration will be in place until the fabled, long awaited tea and coffee machine arrives behind the bar. I know you have all been used to cheap (free?) hot drinks recently, but at that point, tea and coffee will be treated in the same way as soft drinks and alcohol, as it would in any other organisation providing refreshments. (I have been reassured that tea and coffee prices will be reasonable.)

This is only fair.

Mind you, it had better be a spectacular machine!


I did manage to get a look at the storage cupboard last Thursday and I’m glad to report that it has not been affected by the flooding, so is now accessible if anyone has anything stored there.

I will point out, that you how have had more than enough time to label everything, so anything left without an ownership mark, will be grabbed by the FGC.

Posted Thursday 31st January 2019 11:03:26 by Ian Pearson


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