Well, what a way to further extend the Queens Jubilee celebrations.

Eighty-two people attended the black tie event in the hall and it was so nice to see everybody dressed up in their finery enjoying themselves, sipping a glass of bubbly in the sunshine prior to the start of the evening.

The hall looked splendid with both round and square tables all looking the part with red, white and blue serviettes

We were then treated to a very enjoyable meal, which was appreciated by all and when finished, we had several toasts and short speeches leading up to our entertainment.

This was provided by Rachel Speirs soprano, David Cane baritone and on the piano, Tome Pieczora. They sang songs associated with the United Kingdom by Purcell, Novello, Britten and Vingoles including Oliver Cromwell, Salley Gardens, Rose of England, We’ll Gather Lilacs, The Mermaid and that very well-known one from Wales, Gwahoddiad.

The second half of their performance was a complete contrast, singing songs we all knew and loved, and could join in with. Songs taken from all the different decades of the Platinum Jubilee. Doris Day, The Beatles, Tom Jones, Robbie Williams, Neil Diamond were all included and of course some old favourites, like Rule Britannia.

During the interval we had more entertainment provided by Tilly Chambers singing a completely different type of music including one of her own compositions.

The event continued after the entertainment late into the evening and it was great to see people socialising, sitting about chatting and catching up on things. A great night was had by all!

There are several people we must thank.
Our anonymous sponsor who paid for the singers, Margaret and Pat for the wonderful flower arrangements, Carole for the programmes, Pam, Colin and Gemma for helping to set everything up in the morning, Sam our caterer, Tilly and Gemma for running the bar, all the people who helped tidying up and finally, all the people who stayed behind after the entertainment and nearly succeeded in drinking the bar dry of all its stock.
The event raised £600 for our church funds.

Our next dinner is the Trafalgar Dinner on Saturday the 22nd October but before that we have two more events planned. The first, on the 5th August is a Whisky Tasting Evening and the other, Call My Bluff Wine Tasting, on Saturday 17th September.

Details are on page 7 for the wine tasting and page 21 for the Whisky Tasting.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Gill & Geoff x