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Photos online from the last meeting of the BWMBC

BWMBC - 16.11.2014

Photos are now online from the last ‘misty’ meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club.

Some great riding by our members in damp & slippery conditions.

Next meeting of the club will be this Sunday (30th November)

Click on the image to go to the online album

Next meeting of the BWMBC–Sunday 30th November

MBC

Sorry for the short notice but we are going to try and run a meeting (weather permitting) this Sunday.

(Christmas events in Durham in the coming weeks mean car park is unavailable)

The next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be on  :

Sunday 30th November at Carrville Park & Ride, Durham.

Usual start time of 1030hrs with signing on from 1000hrs.
We will be a bit short handed at this meeting so please if you can help to set up the track or take it down at the end it would be appreciated.


Any cancellation due to bad weather will  be posted on the website / Facebook/ Twitter by 0915hrs

Durham Advanced Motorcyclists AGM

DAM AGM

DURHAM ADVANCED MOTORCYCLISTS AGM.

Just to inform everyone the AGM will be held at The Bowburn Hall Hotel, DH6 5NH on Tuesday 25th. November. Starting at 7.30 pm prompt.

Please do your utmost to attend as the club needs you to help, support and keep the club at the top of The IAM groups.

There will be a small finger buffet provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Regards, Bill McCready Group Sec.

Paws Up Christmas Cards are now available…

PawsUp Xmas Card-1Paws Up (The Durham Police Dogs Benevolent Fund) are delighted to announce their first ever production of a festive greetings card.


These are now available to order on line at the Paws Up shop.
Just click on the image to be taken to the merchandise page at www.pawsup.org.uk
As ever, all proceeds are to help our retired four legged colleagues.

Please note that this is ONE card only ...
It is reversible, with an image on both sides and designed to appeal to people of all ages !

One side shows our very own drugs detection dog -
Police Dog 'Dexter' posing amongst presents with Paws Up mascot 'Bob'.
On the reverse is a lovely festive image of 'Bob' only.

 
The cards are A6 in size and come with an envelope.
Full colour, printed on 300 Gsm card and left blank inside for your own message. 

For mail order / on line sales, we are selling these exclusive cards in packs of 10 for only £5 - including P&P.

They have a limited production of 1,000 cards available.

Next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

MBCThe next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be on  :

Sunday 16th November at Carrville Park & Ride, Durham.

Usual start time of 1030hrs with signing on from 1000hrs.
We will be a bit short handed at this meeting so please if you can help to set up the track or take it down at the end it would be appreciated.


Any cancellation due to bad weather will  be posted on the website / Facebook/ Twitter by 0915hrs

Support our local retired Police Dogs : Paws Up Calendar 2015

Paws UpThe ‘Paws Up’ team have been busy preparing the 2015 calendar and it is now available by

CLICKING HERE

The calendar costs £8 including post and packaging and has some fabulous pictures of our local Police Dogs.

Get yourself a great calendar and you will also be helping to support these dogs after their working lives are over

Photos online from latest meeting of the BWMBC

Carrville Park & Ride, Sunday 19th October 2014Photos are now online from the latest meeting of BikeWise Mini Bike Club, which was held on Sunday 19th October at Carrville Park & Ride..
Many Thanks to all who helped with the setting up and taking down of the track, signing riders on, marshalling & to John Attle from Durham Photographic Society for taking the pictures.
To view the pictures please click on the image or visit the website.
Next meeting of the club will be Sunday 16th November at Carrville

The 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th month

Flanders FieldRemembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day.

It was first observed in 1919, however until 1945 it was called Armistice Day. Traditionally there is two minutes of silence at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month because that was the time (in Britain) when the armistice became effective in 1918.
Today, in the UK Remembrance Sunday is also observed on the Sunday nearest to November 11th. So, in the United Kingdom, two minutes' silence is observed on November 11 itself, and on the second Sunday of November. Remembrance Sunday, ceremonies are held at War Memorials, all over the UK and over the years it has become a day to commemorate not just the sacrifice of servicemen and women but the suffering of civilians in times of war.

Remembrance Sunday is commemorated by church services around the UK and a parade of ex-service personnel in London’s Whitehall. Wreaths of poppies are placed on war memorials from the Cenotaph, a war memorial in Whitehall, to the tiniest war memorials in villages all over Britain. Small wooden crosses are placed in Gardens of Remembrance as private acts of remembering individual losses and suffering and people pin poppies to their coat or jacket.

History states that it was the poem 'In Flanders Fields' written in 1915 by Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian Medical Officer, that captured the imagination of the British people in the dark days of trench warfare on the Western Front when so many young soldiers failed to return. Six months before the Armistice, McCrae was brought on a stretcher to a big hospital on the French coast and saw the cliffs of Dover from his room. He died that night and was buried in a cemetery above Wimereux. Before he died, he said to the doctor: "Tell them this . . . If ye break faith with us who die, we shall not sleep." An American woman, Miss Moina Michael, wrote a moving poem in reply and bought 25 red poppies, wearing one herself as a way to keep faith with the war dead; a French woman, Madame Guerin, came up with the practical idea of making and selling artificial poppies to help ex-service men and their dependents in need.

Britain's first Poppy Day was held in 1921 and the money raised helped children in war-devastated areas. The Royal British Legion opened its own poppy factory in London in 1922 to give practical help in time of need to all who have served in the armed forces and their widows and dependents. The paper poppies that are worn today are made by ex-service personnel and are sold by representatives of the Royal British Legion, an organisation of ex-servicemen and women. Today, they make more than 35 million poppies and 65,000 wreaths for the annual poppy appeal. Poppies grew in great abundance in the shell-torn fields of Flanders during the War. Because of its abundance it became the symbol of remembrance of two world wars.

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