© Trinity Men's Fellowship Webmaster David Sandham
Trinity Men's Fellowship (TMF) was established in 1996 to promote fellowship among the men of the parishes of
Holy Trinity Eccleshall and St Chad's Slindon.
Friday 31st January 2020
Parish Room 7:00p,
followed by talk from David
“A VC in the family”
Thursday 16th January 2020
TMF Festive Lunch
The Hollybush Seighford
12:30 for 1:00pm
Please return proforma and payment to Rob Hughes no later than 8th January!
The sooner the better!
Thursday 5th December 2019
Committee Meeting 6:00pm at the Chairman’s house.
Sunday December 1st 2019
Any help members can give will be appreciated as we put up over 60 Christmas trees around the town
30th November Christmas Faire
Members needed o steward the door and man the TMF Tombola .
Friday 29th November 7:00pm
Life for a Jewish family in Nazi Germany
Wednesday 20th November.
Visit to JCB Factory + breakfast.
All places now taken for this exciting trip. Contact Peter Wilshaw to go on a waiting list in case a cancellation releases a place?.
Friday 25th October 2019
Walk in Eccleshall Area
Lunch at the Royal Oak
Friday 27th September 2019
Walk in Woodseaves Area
!!!!Meet at 9:30!!!!
!!!!Set off at 10:00!!!!
Lunch at the Cock Inn
Friday 30th August 2019
Walk in Seighford Area
Lunch at the Hollybush
Friday 26th July 2019
Walk to The Dells
Followed by Dedication of the plaque and a buffet supper.
Lych Gate and Parish Room
Friday 28th June 2019
Walk in Swynnerton Area
(Lunch at the Fitzherbert Arms)
Thursday 6th Jume at 2:30pm
David’s Home (2 Sheriff’s Way)
Friday 31st May 2019
Walk at The Wrekin
Friday 26th April 2019
Walk from Norbury Junction
Friday 29th March 2019
Note change of Location!
Walk in Eccleshall area
Meet at 10 am Little George
Lunch at The Royal Oak
Thursday 20th March 2019
2:30 at Treasurer’s home.
Saturday 16th Feb. 2019 10am
Clearing the Church Yard
Please come along to Holy Trinity at 10 am to help to clear away any Christmas decorations, dead flowers,etc. from the graves. If you can bring your wheel barrow that would be useful.
15th Feb 2019 Parish Room
Shaun Farrelly 'The Americans in Stone During the War'
NOTE Date Change!
25th Jan 2019 Parish Room
Lester Stuart 'Life for a Jewish Family in Nazi Germany'
Thursday 27th December 2018
12.30hrs for 1pm.
Christmas Lunch at the
1st December. 2018
Holy Trinity Christmas Fayre
10 am until Noon
TMF Tombola stall in the Church.
All members are invited to help out at this fun and worthwhile activity.
Friday 30th November 2018
Setting up from 3pm on.Tombola prizes are required. Please bring prizes on Friday afternoon or prior to that give to a committee member
Thursday 29th November 2018
Christmas Tree Festival
Do come along and look at the TMF Tree which has been created under the leadership of Ken.
23rd Nov 2018 Parish Room
Jerry Stokes and Andy Schofield. 'From the Mersey to the River Plate, with an unscheduled diversion!'
Wednesday 14th November 2018
14:30 Treasurer’s House
Friday 26th October 2018
Walk In Eccleshall Area
Meet at Little George 10 am
Lunch at Royal Oak
Friday 28th September 2018
Due to ongoing roadworks the location for this walk is now at Fitzherbert, Swinnerton 10am
Thursday 6th September 2018
Visit to Chester.
A very successful trip
Friday 31st August 2018
Greyhound at Burston
09.45hrs for coffee, walking at 10.15hrs, as usual lunch from 12.30hrs.
Thursday 23rd August 2018 2:30
Friday 27th July - wives invited
Evening walk in Eccleshall area
Followed by buffet supper.
Friday 28th June 2018
Walk/Lunch in the Loggerheads Area
24th June Special Service of
Remembrance to unveil, bless and reconsecrate the War Memorial after the addition of the 17 names of Eccleshall servicemen who died in the Great War but whose sacrifice was not recorded on the memorial.
Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th June
TMF “Display” in Holy Trinity.
Friday 25th May 2018 2:30
Walk in Eccleshall area from The King’s Arms,
The TMF Grace
Lord, through Your mercy we enjoy food and friendship. We walk, we talk, sometimes we grieve, but always we are bound by our fellowship and Your grace.
David Milner 2018
Contact the Chairman about a new TMF Polo or Sweat shirt complete with TMF Logo and your name!
Sweatshirts and Polo shirts with the TMF logo (and your name if requested)
TMF Volunteers at Eccleshall Library.
Several members of TMF have been trained as volunteers at our Library, including Ron and Yours Truly!
The Library officially closed on Saturday 3rd August. It remained closed for a week whilst final training was provided for the many volunteers who now run the library.
Eccleshall will still get great support from the County Library Services, who will continue to supply new books, support the computers and clean and provide for the upkeep of the building.
The library re-opened, as a Community Run Library on Tuesday 13th August. Please come along to support us?
Janet Allen has sent us a lovely note, thanking TMF for the plaque which we have put on the finger-post at the Lych Gate of Holy Trinity, which remembers John and the work he did for walks and paths around Eccleshall.
Congratulations to Lester Stuart on winning the “Men Only” cake baking competition at The Eccleshall Show this year. Perhaps the Great British Bake Off next year???
TMF members maintain their 100% record of victories in this competition following on from our Treasurer’s success last year.
Our superb Chairman Peter Wilshaw has announced that he will be standing down as Chairman of Trinity Men’s Fellowship at the AGM in January after five years.
We thank Peter for all the work he has done in developing TMF to the great organisation it is today.
Round the World Clipper Race 2019-20
TMF member Keith Winstanley has now joined his Clipper Yacht in South Africa for leg three of the round the world race. Keith will sail on the yacht UNICEF for legs 2,3 6 and 8.
It is possible to follow his progress using a live feed map by clicking here. Once the program loads you can move around by holding the left mouse button down and moving the mouse over the map. You can also zoom in and out by using the scroll wheel on top of your mouse. Give it a try? Also if you hold your mouse cursor over the boats it will show their name. Hint, Keith’s boat is medium blue on the map!
We wish Keith a wonderful time and our chairman says ' Keep safe Keith. Enjoy every second. We are all rooting for you!'
Keith's boat had to turn back to South Africa when a crew member became ill with appendicitis. They are now some 2000 miles behind the leaders.
Keith in his official Waterproofs
The Clipper UNICEF
in which Keith will sail.
Keith has a Blog which you can follow by clicking here
A wonderful visit today to the JCB World Headquarters. We were ushered into a smaller dining room where a full English breakfast was served - excellent way to start a trip!
Then we were issued with our High-viz Jackets, goggles and listening packs. Split into two groups of ten we set off with our tour guide. The listening packs were great as they enabled us to hear every word the guide said, even in the most noisy environments. We were told how the company started up and how it started by making simple trailers using ex-WW2 surplus materials such are aeroplane wheels/tyres and corrugated iron which was flattened to make side panels.
The whole history of the development was shown using some magnificent examples. One remarkable exhibit was a full scale model of their largest excavator made out of thick steel wire. We saw the world's fastest diesel powered car. Unfortunately the record breaking Fastrack (as seen in the recent Guy Martin TV programme) was not on display.
Next we went to the production lines. We saw how little stock they actually held on site as most items are brought to the site using the JIT system (Just in Time). In the hydraulic ram section we saw the new welding techniques which fuse parts by spinning one against the other which is static - amazing! All the Hydraulic rams are made here for all the plants around the world, some 500,000 per year. We then went down a production line in which they were producing chassis parts, painting and assembling the vehicles. A masterpiece of logistics and design. You can see all the photos by clicking here
November visit to JCB
Christmas Tree Festival
There was a gorgeous display of trees in Holy Trinity for the Christmas Tree Festival. Well done Chris for all the hard work you put in for this event. The star of the display was of course the TMF tree. The main work was carried out by John Turnock and Victor Firth, congratulation to both. This tree summed up many of the TMF activities and if you look closely you can see a yellow JCB vehicle making its way down the trunk to remind us of the last visit we made before Christmas.
Running concurrently with the Christmas Tree Festival was the Holy Trinity Christmas Faire. As usual members provided prizes for the TMF Tombola stall which was a great success yet again.
Entertainment at the Faire
During the Christmas Faire we had a plethora of different entertainments. There were various singers, including our Chairman, pictured left with Diane. We had choirs and bands and a wonderful display by some very young ballet dancers. A truly wonderful mixture.
New Post-Christmas Event
There will be a new Post-Christmas Leftovers and Games Gathering from 11am on 27th December at the Parish Room. Bring along some Christmas “left-over” caviar and champagne ( or whatever) and a game you enjoy playing.