Guildford United Reformed Church

83 Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BS

Holiday at Home 2012

For the seventh year running, a group of over thirty elderly and retired folk met, for two days in early August, for a ‘Holiday at Home’!

Among the many activities on offer were talks on a variety of subjects: History of Guildford Chapels, Drug Concealment stories!, Old Rhymes for all Times, the Guildford & Godalming Grandmothers Charity and ‘More Big Bands’! Other activities included Poetry readings, Arts and Crafts and the ever popular ‘Chairobics’. At the end of the first day we were entertained by the Pilgrim Hand Bell Ringers and by a ‘Close up Magician’ at the end of the second day.

However in this Olympic year, perhaps our star attraction was the visit by Mr Austin Playfoot, who spoke of his experiences of carrying an Olympic Torch in the 1948 Olympics and again this year, when he performed the last leg of the Torch relay in Guildford and also lit the Cauldron in Stoke Park.

Again this year those who attended appreciated the warmth of their welcome and being part of our fellowship. The excellent lunches, along with the coffees and afternoon teas, provided by Di Ferguson and her team, all contributed to make these two ‘Holiday at Home’ days of 5 Star Quality! Thanks to all who helped to make this happen.