Regrettably last minute takers for tickets for the Best of British evening were unlucky.
By 7pm on April 22nd all sixty seats in the hall were taken.
Red white and blue balloons, bunting and Union Jacks festooned the walls and the
tables were adorned with similar colours. Even the nostalgic music was to match!
A first course of vegetable soup was followed by Toad in the Hole, new potatoes,
carrots and peas and was followed by a British Quiz organised by Chris, which
allowed a break before the dessert of Jelly, cream and biscuits – again in a patriotic
However, the piece de resistance (excuse the foreign language) was, without a doubt, the appearance of the much sought after all singing all dancing S. Stephen's Morris Dancers, who sacrificed an evening in front of the telly to entertain us. Immaculately attired in their flowered hats, colourful ribbons and white kneesocks and clutching wooden batons (rolling pins actually) they skipped nimbly into the arena, bells a-jingle, and performed an incredibly energetic routine with much twisting and weaving and banging of batons. So popular were they that an encore was demanded and given. Their trainer and choreographer, Jo, says that never have so few worked so hard for so many. It has been rumoured that a number of gigs may be in the offing as a result of the performance.
Thanks go to Jo, Ann, who ran the Raffle, the Dancers, the A team who cooked the meal and all who helped prepare the evening which raised £430 for Church Funds and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.