Events in 2005
New Year’s Eve party - Saturday 31 December 2005, 8.00pm. Another great party, with Ricky’s Disco.
Carols around the village - Saturday 17 December. This event was again well supported and had clearly benefited from the choir practice the week before. There was great enthusiasm for the singing, despite the cold, cold night, and the enthusiasm seemed to increase following the generous hospitality provided at numerous houses around the village. Thank you to those who organised the event, provided sustenance en route, contributed their voices and of course those who donated towards the grand total that was raised.
Christmas cards collection and delivery service - Sunday 11 December. This valuable village service was again well supported this year. Thanks to all those, young and old(er) who helped organise, collect and deliver the cards.
Choir practice for Christmas Carol singing - Saturday 10 December. I wasn’t there but I understand it was good fun with the usual crowd belting out the carols by the end of the night.
Christmas Quiz Night - Friday 9 December. Liz Cox returned to preside over this latest quiz, with a range of Christmas related topics, including News, Films and ‘A Christmas Carol’. Despite ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ being all anyone knew of Dicken’s novel, we gave a fairly good account of ourselves. The winning team, ‘3 Christmas Fairies and a Hairy Strawberry’ comprised Sarah Cox, Emily Crawford, Katharine Williams and Keith Smith.
Children in Need Concert - Saturday 18 November. A great evening organised by Neil and Lynda Thomas. A large turnout enjoyed the excellent bands, including our very own Peter Barkle in Short Notice. Neil and Lynda would like to thank everyone in the village who helped out and/or donated the wonderful selection of raffle prizes and auction items.
Quiz night - Friday 11 November. Organised by guest quiz master Trevor CH, and Denise, this was an exciting night, dominated by several different teams over the course of the competition. Six teams were participating, but after a close battle of wits – and some very lucky guesses – team ‘Tik As Mud’ comprising Keith Smith, Neil Thomas and Peter Williams emerged in the lead by ½ a point, winning a generous selection of free gifts from ‘Oracle’.
Curry evening - Tuesday 25 October. The intention had been to have a trial run for a few members to sample the Kismet takeaway in Wharf Road in preparation for a bigger event in the New Year. As word spread numbers grew. In the end more than 20 people sat down to eat together. A great success and Trevor C-H intends to organise a similar event in February, perhaps with the chef cooking a selection of dishes at the Club.
Monopoly tournament - Friday 21 October. There were 16 entries for the tournament conveniently split into 4 games playing the "short rules". The winners of these four games, Mark Hodson, Andy Crawford, James Twilley and Adam ? went on to the grand final. James wiped the floor with the others and would have won much quicker if he had paid more attention to who was landing on his property.
Quiz night - Friday 30 September. Liz Cox presided as quiz master for another entertaining evening of questions and heckling. After a close contest the Crawford/Tweddle team won by a very narrow margin. Liz Cox announced she would like to compete in a quiz for a change and invited offers for the role of guest quizmaster.