graces the ballroom.
Danny Tomlin is
anchor man rowing the boat out!
Some of our Ladies, with an even
'prettier' young lady, at Funny Girls
Annual Reunion 13
We seem each year to say "The best Reunion ever!" and maybe the purists can explain why this is so, maybe it's just the
closeness to it. Whether that is true or not, this was definately at least one of our best, the response from those who
attended have been overwhelmingly positive.
Overall, a great, great weekend.
- Thursday saw the Ladies depart for the 'Funny Girls' show while the lads got down to having a few pints. It was
rather a disjointed get-together until, without any planning, the chairs started to be dragged around to form a large
circle of friends and a great atmosphere was generated. Later on, rejoined by the ladies, it was Melissa (Ron Young's
daughter) who had the idea of Pizzas all round - thanks to Melissa and Dave for escorting her. The hotel said the
next day that "bar takings had broken all records".
- The Flag Raising was a hoot! Owing to a problem with the Hotel's flag poles we swithched this to the ballroom,
probably an idea we'll keep for the future. Anyway, we had no trumpeter this year and so, having practiced the playing
of the Regimental Fanfare on the CD player, all was set for a spectacular effect. BobH banged the drum, Bob Butler pressed
'play', Mick McGowan had the bugle to his lips, the flag raiser was poised to hoist the flag... and we got Ricky Nelson
singing Travelin' Man. Fantastic!
- Friday Evening We kicked off with a Regimental Quiz (Drac) and a General Knowledge Quiz (composed by Pete
Stuffins, called by Drac). For those who joined in it was great fun and educational but with not the best of Mic's and a,
not unsurprising, very noisy bar area Drac had to be at his best to carry it off.
Buffet was a very tasty hotpot and then DJ 'Grandads' BobB, Mick & DaveH provided us with some great 60s music. Once
again bar takings must have been up near record levels.
- Saturday The whole weekend was blessed with wonderful sunny weather and most guests, once they'd visited The
Noahs Arc Shop, took advantage to stroll along the promenade or do some shopping. The evening saw us sit down for
a banquet dinner which was just about perfect, well served, steaming hot, tasty and plentiful. What more can you ask for?
The Annual Draw again took place and the fortunate winners were:
Eric (Ginge) Barker
Allan (Noddy) Gregory
Phil (Quassie) Baldwin
Michael (Merlin) Blake
A Holday for 2 at any Britania Hotel - Billy Blundell
A Pair of silver Kukris Cufflinks (donated by Brain Parsley) - Phil (Ali) Barber
I can't believe I've
not won the lottery!