A mainly sad story with just a little light! Firstly, our speaker cancelled with just a few hours’ notice as his daughter was ill. Most members had arrived early so that we would have time to test the new Roger Pen ‘loop’ system. We had just got it set up with several members finding it excellent straight away when the main alarm sounded and we had to evacuate the building. Fortunately it was neither windy nor raining as it was nearly 30 minutes before those few who had stayed with us were able to get back in.
So, the main gain from the afternoon was confirming that Roger is good but we also had our very own fire-drill so know what to expect in an emergency. (We found out later that the alarm was due to a medical emergency in another part of the building.)