I must apologise for the lateness of the information being put on the website,
I have been away on a works holiday,
I did ask the secretary to put the information on but he didn't.
|01||Don't Push it||0490||TW Taylor|
|02||Tidal Bay||2359||J Parks|
|03||What a Friend||4373||D Beckley|
|04||Vic Venturi||3757||A Close|
|06||Or Noir De Somoza||4385||Irene Bates|
|07||Dooneys Gate||4962||David Cohen|
|08||Big Fella Thanks||3449||Davies|
|09||The Tother One||1041||David Pugh|
|11||The Midnight Club||2337||K Marsden|
|12||Niche Market||2820||G Garland|
|13||Silver by Nature||2127||I Merrimen|
|15||Chief Dan George||4901||Anna Reed|
|16||Calgary Bay||4198||Maureen Organ|
|18||Oscar Time||3889||E Cassidy|
|21||Comply Or Die||3881||E Cassidy|
|23||Grand Slam Hero||1049||S Pugh|
|24||State Of Play||2720||R Johnson|
|25||Kling Fontaine||2333||R Horner|
|26||In Compliance||2144||C Jackson|
|27||Hello Bud||2111||Tony J|
|28||West End Rocker||3052||P Derbyshire|
|31||That's Rhythum||1007||Ben Quinn|
|32||Surface to Air||0931||Ian Reeves|
|34||Can't But Time||2850||T Robertshaw|
|35||Character Building||4536||J Thompson|
|37||Arbor Supreme||0278||S Whittle|
|39||Skippers Brig||0930||Kevin Reeves|
|40||Golden Kite||4736||T Burn|
|1st Ballabriggs||2616||Jimmy H.||£400.|
|2nd Oscar Time||3889||E Cassidy||£200.|
|3rd Don't Push It||0490||T W Taylor||£150.|
|4th State Of Play||2720||R Johnson||£100.|
Horses That fell.
The Tother One.
Grand Slam Hero.
Can't Buy Love.
Horses Brought Down.
Or Noir De Somoza.
West End Rocker.
What a friend
Comply Or Die.
Thank You for your contining support buying the tickets
especially during these hard times.
Manchester Grenadier Guards Association's
The first social event of 2011 was a resounding success with 57 of us sitting down to a wonderful meal at
Buile Hill Park Banqueting suite,
Unfortunately due to the dinner coinciding with the Easter holidays numbers were down,
Also we were unable to have a representative from the Regiment.
Mr Birt Feltham was presented with a pair of lead Christal brandy glasses engraved with the Regimental cypher.
Birt joined up just before his 18th Birthday.
The only way he could join the Guards was as a regular for 12 years –
he signed for four years’ service and eight on reserve
on December 1943 and was in Khaki on the 14th January 1944.
He trained at Caterham and Windsor -
fond memories at Windsor but experiences at Caterham would fill a book
(which he is in the process of writing!)
and often regales us with stories about them.
He did training at Goodwood Race Course and at Hawick in Southern Scotland
on a toughening up course before going to Italy in the mountains.
By the time he had finished his training Amzio had fallen.
Germany was next and the regiment fought its way into Berlin.
During the fighting,
Birt was hit in the eye with a bullet which knocked him out
and he was rolled over into the ditch for dead –
but woke up a little later none the worse.
Having learnt German at school,
he was able to interpret and obtained a transfer to the Military Government.
After sometime he got bored and wanted to become an Officer so applied to his old Battalion –
he never managed to get a Commission in the Guards
but finished his service in the Royal Artillery and spent the rest of his service in India and Hong Kong.
Mrs Feltham was presented with a bouquet of flowers.
This year the Inkerman Cup went to Mrs Norma Fish,
for her continued support of the branch, and her assistance each year on the stall
on Grenadier Day. Norma also received a bouquet of flowers.
The Envelope draw raised £56.00
Raffle raised £224.50.
With an additional £40.00 for the rug that was auctioned.