Social Scene – 19 May 2020

Spot the Celebrity Voice Quiz ~ answers

any of you enjoyed the Mystery Voices quiz kindly recorded for Members by Alistair McGowan. We had many responses but only four of you guessed all correctly, the answers here:

1 Andrew Cotter, 2 Roger Federer, 3 Harry Kane, 4 Roy Hodgson, 5 John Lloyd, 6 Gary Lineker, 7 Marc Newey, 8 John McEnroe, 9 Sir Andy Murray, 10 Gareth Southgate, 11 Terry Griffiths
The winner drawn from the hat is Iain Welsh who wins a pair of tickets to Alistair’s next show. Well done Iain. Simon Culliford, Kate Blake and Jane Peel each win a bottle of Prosecco.

Historic House Series ~ Chatsworth
Talk by Viv Haxby

Club Member Viv Haxby talks about her favourite of all the ‘Statelies’, Chatsworth. Often called the Palace of the Peaks, the house in its breathtakingly beautiful setting contains one of the finest private Collections in the world. Viv chooses the item that she would take ‘If she could just have one …’

Click here to watch Viv’s talk

Virtual Concours d’Elegance

On Sunday 7th June we were due to assemble some fine classic motors for the inaugural Roehampton Club Concours d’Elegance in the Club Piazza, with proceeds going to Mission Motorsport, the Forces’ Motorsport Charity.
Needless to say, sadly this event won’t be going ahead but, we have instead gathered for your enjoyment a virtual display here. Thank you to all Members who have contributed.

There are three mystery cars included towards the end – can you guess what they are, the country of origin and when they were built? Email your answers to

The event will now take place on Sunday 6th June 2021! If you have a classic car – modern or vintage – and would like to show your car and be a part of an exciting motoring day at the Club, please express your interest by emailing

Virtual Chelsea Flower Show: 18 – 23 May

The world’s greatest flower show is going digital to bring you an exciting line-up of world-leading designers, plant experts and practical gardening advice – all from the comfort of your home.
The RHS will bring together well-known garden designers, florists and gardening personalities, share new videos and inspirational articles with top design tips, favourite planting combinations and gardening trends.
Here are a few highlights from a packed timetable:
♣ Daily videos from well-known gardening presenters and experts
♣ Interactive lunchtime Q&A sessions with RHS Advisors and special guests
♣ Behind-the-scenes tours from award-winning nurseries
♣ Vote for your favourite plants, products and gardens
♣ A daily School Gardening Club with activities for families to grow plants and connect with nature
If you’re not already a RHS Member, you will need to register here to enjoy virtual Chelsea

Live Safari

Safari greetings, from James Carne, Sausage Tree Safari Camp, South Africa
Some of the PhotoClub Members have been fortunate to have visited Sausage Tree with Charles Carne, James’ brother. Now everyone can enjoy. Join Matt and James on their Live Safari Broadcasts on Instagram and Facebook from their wonderful safari the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Next safari on Wednesday 20th May at 2.30pm via Facebook

The Rock’N’Roll Years daily broadcasts
From Chris Bray, Board Member

During the 1980s and 1990s the BBC produced a series of 30-minute programmes entitled; The Rock’n’Roll Years. Each programme covers one year from 1956-1989, and consists of news clips overlaid with music from the year and includes footage of some the bands/musicians performing. Chris will broadcast one programme daily on zoom at 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday
Click here for this week’s schedule and zoom link