Celebration for old Friends

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Banbury Friends were cock-a-hoop when they discovered fellow member Bev Coleman had a double delight to celebrate - the publishing success of her book of poems, Bev’s Banbury Bundle, and her 2016 calendar.

The Banbury Friends Facebook Group was formed last year by David Woodman, to reunite childhood chums who have scattered to all four corners of the globe.

It now numbers more than 1,000 with some as far afield as Australia, the USA, Italy and Spain.

David organises regular walks and members have recently started monthly coffee mornings at the Pinto Lounge.

Many are enthusiastic photographers and it’s their images that appear in The Banbury Friends 2016 Calendar, accompanied by Bev’s poems.

Banbury born and bred, her work is steeped in local culture and events, as well as the ups and downs of every day life. She writes with perception and humour, originally encouraged by her mother and always inspired by her surroundings.

Her book contains 110 poems.

> To order a copy, call Dave Woodman on 07769 776857 or email woodys91@gmail.com