Many thanks to Rae Lomas for organising an excellent evening. Here is her report:
President Frank Rose and Honorary vice-presidents Ian P. Watson and Dave Griffiths attended the Anniversary dinner along with 62 others and gave us all an interesting insight into the setting up of the club and its 50 years history.
Seeing and socializing with present and past members, some of whom had travelled a fair distance, helped to make it, according to comments made, a very enjoyable evening. The three course meal seemed to go down very well and the venue and service proved to be ideal for such an occasion. A memorable toast of orange cordial in plastic cups was made to enhance the feeling of history relived.
Many club artefacts were on display for perusal after the meal. Sue Birkinshaw, who couldn’t attend as she was away on holiday, has to be thanked for refining all the papers handed to her by Ian. P. and Frank, which enabled me to display what I hope was a good selection of club artefacts.
Cecilia Fenerty made a ‘Batt ‘O’ Burg cake, delicious and wonderfully decorated with words and the club logo - very professional! Professionally done too were the photographs taken by Peter Cull. Many thanks to them both. Graham Pythian read us a very amusing poem that he had written years ago with a few updates for the occasion.
Apologies were received from 45 people.
All in all, the work involved beforehand was worth all the effort to ensure 50 years of the club’s history was celebrated in an enjoyable way.
Many thanks to Peter Cull for taking the photos - these can be viewed and downloaded from his website http://www.petercull.com/f384424661