Stroke Club Autumn Break, October 2012

On the morning of October 1st, thirty-five of us set off by coach from Wilkinson Street, rather later than planned, for our sixth organised break as a club. We had a good journey to Great Yarmouth, arriving at the Royal Hotel on the seafront at about 3.45 pm. The hotel (where Charles Dickens stayed whilst writing David Copperfield) was warm, clean and comfortable; the staff were helpful and the food was good.

We stayed with our coach, driven by a very supportive Ian R., throughout the five days. There were two outings, one to Southwold in Suffolk, a delightful seaside town only about twenty miles from Great Yarmouth, and the other to the beautiful cathedral city of Norwich.

The weather was very kind to us, with brilliant sunshine for most of the time. The evenings were spent with a variety of activities; Scrabble, Rummy-cup, bingo and ballroom dancing. There were a few problems during our stay, such as searching for a hearing aid in the early hours of the morning and listening to John R break into song at every opportunity, but mostly things went well.

Our thanks go to the following Stroke Club regular volunteers and their helpers – Anne B, Jill L, Bob L, Dilys (and Dafyd) H, Liz C, Mary W (and daughter Faye D), Jim M, Beth (and Geoff) H, Linda N (and Brian), Madeline A and Pat M, all very ably lead by the enthusiastic and inspiring John.