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Weekly meetings take place on Thursday evenings and are normally held in the ‘MBA Lounge’, formerly known as the ‘Times Square Hall’, at the VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey unless stated otherwise under Venue in the programme.
If no specific event is listed it will usually be a social evening.
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Guest speaker Di Murrell returning to Sutton Mariners

1 December, 2022 @ 20:00 - 22:00

This Thursday we are delighted to be welcoming back, unfortunately for one
last time, Di Murrell. Those members who were present at her talk 5 years ago
will know this will be an excellent evening.

Di says her talk will give us the ‘backstory’ to her award winning book – ‘A
Foodie Afloat’. Her culinary journey tells us much about the joys (and realities)
of barging across the French landscape. Slow boat and slow food – what
better combination is there?’

Di Murrell and her husband Tam have lived and worked on barges and canal
boats transporting goods eventually owning ships, barges, tugs and a
boatyard. With the decline of freight on our inland waters Di and Tam took
their converted barge across to France enjoying the food and running barge
handling courses.

Di has written two books –
The first, Bread & Barges, about the history of the development of the
Thames, barges and the grain industry and A Foodie Afloat, which describes
"the story of a cook’s journey through France on a barge.", and was the 2020
UK winner of World Gourmand Cookbook Awards for Food Tourism
Boating, history and food – promises to be a fascinating evening.
One to bring your friends along to, even if they're not sailors!
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1 December, 2022
20:00 - 22:00
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Dave Smith Lounge
VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane
Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY United Kingdom
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Visitors are welcome on any Thursday club night held at the VBS Community Stadium