Our meeting on Wednesday December 19th brought to an end another successful and enjoyable year. As is customary on this last meeting of the year there is a festive atmosphere to which everyone contributes. There was an excellent turn out with around 40 members who enjoyed the pre-meeting coffees , mince pies and Christmas cake. The random seating arrangement this year was devised by selecting a playing card, so that those holding the four aces, for example, sat together at one table.
Once refreshments were cleared away , Eric Caton our esteemed President embarked on one of his speciality quizzes, this year featuring a test of memory on once well-known TV adverts. Despite relatively poor scores by the teams there was a good deal of healthy banter when the answers were read out. There then followed the annual singing of Christmas Carols, selected by the members and to the accompaniment of Brian Robinson at the piano and Tom Powell as master of Ceremonies we saw out the Old Year in good voice.
Looking forward to 2013 our first meeting will be on Wednesday January 2nd when we welcome back our local MP Philip Davies for his “Westminster Update “.