Minutes Of The Extraordinary Elevenses Meeting Of The Pembroke College Winnie-The-Pooh Society - 13th January 2001
Held In: The Tea Room, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich, London
West Dulwich Station, London
Kings Cross Stations
Present : Owen, Jenny, Ben, Granny (Our friendly neighbourhood trainspotter), Debbie, Claire (an ex-biology teacher that knows Jenny)
Apologies : None
- Jenny opens the meeting in the tea room after we visited the E.H. Shepard Exhibition.
- Votes to censure Granny for his comments about cooking Pooh (with reference to the Pooh Cook Book) F: 4 A: 2 Ab: 1 - After voting for Ben remembers his postion as the James and votes all 3 ways
- We discuss buying train tickets. We should write to WAGN about teabags. Granny informs us that they will have time to reply before they cease to exist.
- Granny's not related to a vicar.
- Jenny will issue Granny with a chocolate du-bery(sp.) before we go. (For future reference she actually issued him with a blueberry one at Victoria).
- We discuss working at the Royal Mint and the security there. Do you get paid with freshly printed money?
- "You're not really going to waste all that Jam and Cream" - Jenny to Ben
- "I've lost a sugar lump down there" - Granny
- Jenny doesn't have baths in Cambridge
- "You'd have to give it a really thorough strub" - Jenny
- "If so there is a curve I've not done" - Granny
- Jenny introduces ths society to Claire. Apparantly Claire does computers now - so does Ben - we're surrounded.
- We must take down all the train numbers for Granny on the way back
- Reading - Old Testament - Chapter VIII "In which Christopher Robin leads an Expotition to the North Pole". During which Granny makes a joke about boots and computer viruses. Meanwhile the tea shop has emptied, so we pay up and leave.
- The waiting room at West Dulwich Station is the Irish Prime Minister.
- Weight loss - Where's the standard kg?
- We finish the reading whilst waiting for the train. At this point it is noticed that Owen is sitting on a station platform with a pen and paper making notes. Owen quickly moves onto the next minute.
- Dave Henderson rings Ben
- Granny spots a Eurostar .... and another ... and another
- How do people see the numbers? Years of practice
Granny the fastest spotter in the West
- Ben won 50p on Bananalotto
- "It's far too small actually" - Jenny (As to what this was refering to, I've no idea, but it was written down in my notes so I include it for completeness)
- Has Granny got that one? - Yes it went through somewhere this morning.
- Can't read my notes for this one, but it looks like Ski travels for Trains.
- There are fake passengers waiting to get on the train at Brixton. However none of them board.
- At this point it is noticed that half of us are talking about trains and the other half about computers. The carriage empties at the next stop.
- We discuss the signs at the gallery - they have brail on them so blind people can read them. Jenny and Granny wonder how a blind person would find the sign. Owen wonders why a blind person would visit and art gallery.
- Granny leaves us at Victoria
- "Duty cleaner please report to the operations room with a mop - Urgently" - Station announcer at Victoria
- Ben and Owen try to empty another train carriage by talking about contagious rashes. However, there attempts fail.
- Confusion at Kings Cross - What the sign says about buses today is actually tomorrow. Later we overhear a station announcer say "Stevenage replacement bus" - we attempt to complete the sentance.
- At this point we notice that we've only had one vote. Ben promptly seconds this F:2 A:1 Ab:1. Motion carried, so we've still only had one vote
- In the exhibition The Currator had invited the society to see the rest of the E.H. Shepard archive, so we decide we should make him an honorary member F:3 A:0 Ab:1 - Arthur R Chandler, University Archivist, University of Surrey and author of The Story Of E.H. Shepard: The Man Who Drew Pooh is added to the list of honourary members.
- We discuss how long people have held posts for. Ben's been holding one for 4 years now.
- Which light does Jenny live in?
- Geoff is Ernest. We thought he was Jeff?
Should a married couple be Frank and Ernest or should one of them be a Woman?
- Debbie writes cheques to plastic bags
- We discuss the system of postcodes. Ben draws a circular diagram to demostrate what the college postcode is.
- We look at a tube map to see where Ben, Jenny and Granny live. We then attempt to show where Owen lives using the same tube map.
- Owen typed up the minutes during the following week, only to discover that the meeting was still open, but then promptly forgot about it again.
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