Night with a Welsh theme in Southam

By Kevin Unitt 23/02 Updated: 23/02 13:35

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Buy photos » A talk is being given on the scenic Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways of Snowdonia, as part of a Southam event marking St David's Day. (s)

A WELSH-themed meeting on Thursday night (March 1) will see the Rotary Club of Southam 2000 mark St David's Day.

Visitors will enjoyed a Welsh-themed meal before a presentation on the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways of Snowdonia.

Speaker Howard Wilson, national Chairman of the Ffestiniog Railway Society, will give a talk on what it is one of the oldest railways in the world and was last year restored and reconnected to many key routes. His talk will be illustrated by many photographs of the line running through the scenery of North Wales.

Alan Mudd, president of the Rotary Club of Southam 2000, said “We like to mark special days and had a very successful and enjoyable Burns Night where over £1,000 was raised for good causes.

“As our club meets regularly on Thursday evenings, a celebration of St David’s Day - which falls on a Thursday this year - seemed an obvious event.”

Places for the event, which starts at 7.30pm at The Fox and Hen in Bascote Heath, can be booked with Phil Revill on 01327 260241 or through www.southam2000rotary.org.uk. The meal costs £10.50 and can be reserved by contacting the club before Sunday (February 27).

Southam Lions Club has handed a cheque for £2,250 to the Teenage Cancer Trust, one of two charities chosen to benefit from its successful Father Christmas Float tour of the town.

A similar sum will be presented shortly to Sense, the other chosen charity to benefit from the Christmas collections, which supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.

Southam Lions club thanked everyone who contributed to the funds.

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