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Farnborough Jazz Stopping at Social Club

Dear many friends,

Keith and I have taken considerable thought and have regretfully decided after more than thirty-seven years, to stop running Farnborough Jazz. 

The Social Club has understood our dilemma and left options open between us. Some of you are aware I have been ill for a few years, plus diagnosed with more, just recently, but still waiting for details like everyone, due to Covid etc (oh – not cancer, luckily).

We are keeping ‘Ye Olde Whyte Lyon’ (Locksbottom) gig ‘4-In-A-Bar+1’ alive held every last Sunday monthly (2:00-5:00pm). 

Best Wishes

Diane & Keith

Message from Diane 20th May 2022

We have not had any firm Internet for such a long time, because of a perished Cable, so we don’t know who has heard from us, or if you have sent to us. We received the replaced Cable back in 28April2022, but the use of private Wi-Fi, only returned to us this Wednesday, 18May2022.  So I have lots to catch up on and very little energy! I rested yesterday and today, we are going out for a long drink!!!   

2021 April Coronaviras Update

Hi  everyone, 

It has been such a long time since posting anything – this virus has hit us all extremely hard and taken so long to beat, hasn’t it.  We have lost some wonderful friends – both star-quality musicians and audience friends along the way – too sad to mention names yet.  I will do so when their memories are not so  raw to me. 

We are being asked when will we be starting up again?  We all have to wait until Covid-19 is kicked into oblivion and then, the Government, the Brewery and the venues can all give the say-so.  We will book bands and then, contact you all about a start date.  I hope you are going for your vaccinations, because it maybe ‘a must’ to come to the jazz venues – certainly when it can be held indoors.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon – Luv Diane and Keith xx.


Hi everyone, Steve Moyse sent this information to me (he had received from his son). Please copy it and send on to all your family and friends – as it is really important for everyone to know!

Let’s say it’s 7:25pm and you’re going  home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day at work.

You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pains in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw.  You are  about five miles from the nearest hospital.  Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.  You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.  


Many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack.  You are experiencing your heart beating irregularly and you begin to feel faint.  You probably only have about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.  
However, you can help yourself by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.

A deep breath should be taken before each cough and the cough must be deep and prolonged, just as you would when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. 

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and  coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood  circulating.  The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it to regain a normal rhythm.

In this way, heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.

Tell as many other people as possible about this.  It could save their lives!

A cardiologist says, if everyone who gets  this message and kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life. 
Rather than sending jokes,  please …… contribute by forwarding this as an email, it can save a  person’s life….

If this message comes around to you  ……more than once…..please don’t get irritated….. you need to  be happy that you have many friends who care about you and you are being reminded of how to tackle….Heart attacks…. when you are alone.  I hope you never have to go through this yourself.

Diane xxx 

NO JAZZ AT FARNBOROUGH JC ON Friday, 6th January 2017

Sorry to remind you, but our Farnborough Jazz Club will NOT BE OPEN this week – Friday, 6th January 2017 Keith and I will be taking an extra week’s break than usual, for the first time in over 30 years, to put our feet up (I should be so lucky – ha!).  I have told you before, however, I found one person, who had forgotten, so please pass on the message.  Thanks.

Our Christmas party went well and although not as packed as all our previous years, was still well attended by so many of our friends, as well as a few new people and so again was a great evening. Please, if you have any photos or films of the evening, could you kindly let us have copies?  We were entertained by Phoenix Dixieland, who were terrific.  As you know, I have so many newsletters to catch up with saying how the various evenings went, so will fill you in with this Christmas one in due course.

Keith’s painting of my Christmas card for 2016 . Nice he has me quite slim aye! Oh yes, my knobbly knees are hidden this time – ha. Diane


We hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you all a Peaceful and Happy, Healthy & Wealthy New Year for 2017. 

So many of us have been down with this dreaded flu-like cold, so I’m sure you will be welcoming this day off to recuperate and if you haven’t had it (lucky b*x!z!*r), you will be pleased not to be mingling with all of us who have.  

Love to everyone,

Diane and Keith

Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent

PLEASE VOTE FOR Gravesend Sailing Club   ‘Alicia Project’


Reg. Charity No. 1085456

Gravesend Sailing Club ‘Alicia Project’

Sailability has applied for a £25,000 grant.  Their main need is for installing wheelchair access.  They have been short-listed and now need lots of votes (not your money).  Please help by voting as follows:- (Voting closes 30th November 2016)

  1. Go to OneFamily Foundation on your browser.

  2. Register to vote.

  3. Under ‘Community Projects’ find ‘Region’

  4. Click ‘SE Region’ and find ‘Gravesend Sailing Club ‘Alicia Project’ Click ‘More’ and follow voting procedure.

  5. Please get everyone you know to vote as well!


Chris Cook

They need your votes for the following reason:-

To help improve disabled access to the club house.

Access to the clubhouse is very difficult for wheelchair users. At the moment, you have to go round the back, up a ramp, negotiate a couple of very tight turns, knock loudly and hope someone will open the door, then heave yourself over the step. This is a real barrier for existing users, for guests, and for expanding our base of Sailability members.

The plan is to install a wheelchair lift in the corner where Daisy lives, and a new pair of doors that can be opened by a disabled user with a key. This will make them independent of outside help. And crucially, give safe, legal access to the club.

But this costs money! Members have been extraordinarily generous over the pontoon and the crane, so they’re not asking for your money again! But they are asking for two minutes of your time.
They have a bid in for £25,000 from the One Family Foundation community awards. To win this money, they need your votes! For details of the project, and to vote, go to
Voting closes on 30th November, so get voting now!  And mention this to family and friends – the more votes, the greater their chances of getting the money for this important improvement to disabled access to the club house!  Thanks.

See above – three new pages

‘BATTLE OF BRITAIN’ ANNIVERSARY with Art & Jazz FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB 16th September 2016    plus

Ye Olde Whyte Lyon Public House, Shepherd Neame - built in 1626 (photo copyrite 2013).

Ye Olde Whyte Lyon Public House, Shepherd Neame – built in 1626 (photo copyrite 2013).

4-IN-A-BAR+1 to play at YE OLDE WHYTE LYON Sunday, 18th September 2016, 3-6pm; and

About Peter Abbott – England’s Para-Olympian goalkeeper’