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Burns Night | Club Day | Barn Dance & BBQ | Senior Citizen's Outing | Quiz Night & Raffle


QUIZ NIGHT & RAFFLE DRAW (7 December 2001)
Suspense mounted, as twenty teams of four battled it out, quizzed by John Field, and fuelled by cheese and wine. After ten rounds and two paper based sections, the top three were familiar names from winning line-ups of previous quizzes. First prize went to the unsuitably named Simple Simon, led by Helen Allen, second to Toppers, led by Ian Ward, and third to Saints & Sinners, led by Sylvia Healy. Special thanks to Martin Harrington, who was unable to be there, for setting the questions.

The Christmas Raffle draw for the £50 first prize and 70 other seasonal gifts was carried out during the interval and at the end of the quiz. Jim Paul won the top prize, and we're very grateful to Barry Lane for organising the raffle so efficiently. The Friendly Society would also like to thank everyone who donated such a wonderful array of prizes, and all those who supported the raffle by buying tickets. Donors and ticket buyers may like to know that the money raised covered the costs of this year's Senior Citizen's outing.


SENIOR CITIZENíS OUTING (15 September 2001)
On 15 September, 67 senior citizens set off in two coaches for a mystery destination, which turned out to be Stow-on-the-Wold and the Cotswolds, with cream teas at the Hare and Hounds Hotel, Westonbirt. Tour guides were Ken Banwell and John Barkle, and the back-up team getting teas ready in the village hall included Irma Cattell, Helen Allen and Jo Atkinson, ably led by Mary Banwell. Weíre also grateful to Mike Love and John Field for helping with the washing-up.


BARN DANCE & BBQ (8 September 2001)
Large numbers of revellers arrived at the Hardingís Barn for a memorable Autumn BBQ and knees-up to the music of Gig Box. Most people rated it one of our most successful events, not least because it attracted people of all age groups and generations. Our thanks to John Barkle for having the idea and presiding over its organisation, and to our hosts, Malcolm and Lynda Harding, for all their hard work in getting the barn ready for the event.

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CLUB DAY 2001 (28 May 2001) 

BURNS NIGHT SUPPER (25 January 2001)
Fifty diners assembled in the Westbury Inn to celebrate the birthday of Scotlandís favourite poet. Anne Whyte said the Selkirk grace, after which the haggis was piped in by Claude Holmes. Iain Whyte addressed the haggis in suitably dramatic style, and looked positively dangerous in his handling of the dirk. After the meal, Alistair McGlanvile proposed the toast to the immortal memory of the bard, John McField proposed the toast to the lassies, to which Margaret McHaslam replied. The limerick competition attracted numerous entries, and was won by Mary Sparks. The low spot of the evening came when the Chairman, in the interests of raising funds, revealed what was under his kilt. Proceedings were brought to a close with the singing of Scottish songs. Our thanks to Larry and Jenny for putting on such a splendid meal.


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