Snowfalls and cold weather didn’t stop our members coming along to hear Professor Philip Gallimore, a renowned cancer specialist, talk about his research into this disease. Since the discovery of the humane genome, DNA, there is more understanding of how cancers grow in the body and therefore great advances have been made in treatments and some vaccines. Members came away with plenty of information and good advice on the importance of early screening.
Prof. Philip Gallimore answers members' questions on
cancer diagnosis and treatment at our January meeting.
Tastebuds were tickled a-
Chef Rob Wall prepares a tasty feast for
members to sample at our February meeting.
Line dancing with the Leggies ladies -
Line dancing with plenty of laughter -
our members up and dancing at our March meeting
Our April meeting started with Leggies' Annual General Meeting and was followed with an entertaining talk by member Annechien Smith about her many years of breeding and showing Basenji hounds at Crufts which resulted in winning Best In Breed in 2004. She displayed the many cups and rosettes won over the years and set members a fun competition to see how much we knew about dogs.
Annechien Smith proudly displays her Crufts
Cold weather and persistent rain didn't deter fifteen hardy Leggies from visiting
Plantes de Pailloles near LaCapelle-
Sally Fowles wraps up warmly as she admires the
many varieties of plants on sale at our May meeting
What a change in the weather for members who took a guided stroll in the sunshine
around the mediaeval village of Pujols. Our Tourist Office guide gave a fascinating
talk about the history of this most beautiful hilltop site, which has been razed
and rebuilt many times over the centuries. It was thirsty work walking in that hot
sun and we finished the meeting with a well-
Our June meeting saw the Leggies ladies take a guided tour
of the fascinating village of Pujols in glorious sunshine.
After a two-
Sue Jarvis gave a fascinating talk at our September meeting
and is shown here doing energy testing on Val Levy
Mediaeval damsels, clowns, extra-
Annette Howard entertained us at our October
meeting with some fine fancy dress costumes,
The hall was packed for Brian Ayling's talk on the history of the Knights Templar.
Brian brought to life their origins, monastic lifestyle and the deep beliefs for
which they fought and their order's subsequent demise. The Templars had strong links
with southwest France and of particular interest is their presence at nearby Le-
Brian Ayling drew a large crowd for his talk on the history
of the Knights Templar at our November meeting
Many thanks to all who contributed home-
Trish and Meryl chat to a delighted customer at the
Monteton Christmas Fair where our stand raised €200!
Members were welcomed with a glass of champagne cocktail at December's meeting -
Cheers! Members raise a glass to toast a successful and
We finished off the year with a slap-
Fine food and good friends -
that made the first Leggies Christmas lunch so successful!