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Quiz Evening 23/01/2015

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The winning team - The Travellers

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Who says real men don't eat quiche?

Who says real men don’t eat quiche?

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St David’s Day Dinner 28/02/2015

Chairman Jonathan Pegler and President Ann Evans

Chairman Jonathan Pegler and President Ann Evans

Jonathan and John discuss the music

Jonathan and John discuss Wales Rugby win

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Margaret Payne and Jayne Pegler

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Speaker The Rt Hon David Jones MP

Ann Evans and Colin Thomas

 

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John Breese at the piano

 

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Theatre Trip
The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s ‘The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)’
Tuesday 24th March 2015

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Summer Lunch at Kay & Peter Day’s Home

 Danger – Men at Work


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A well earned break

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And the guests arrive…….
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And now for the food

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Christmas Drinks 2015

Bill & Ann

Bill & Ann

 

 

Maldwyn sees Jonathan coming with reinforcements

Maldwyn sees Jonathan coming with reinforcements

 

Pam Britton asks treasurer Graham about annual fees

Pam Britton asks treasurer Graham about annual fees

Bill discusses politics

Bill discusses politics

Muriel entertains

Muriel entertains

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Dinner is served

Dinner is served

Kay looks for the hosts

Kay looks for the hosts

The Chairman and Dilys

The Chairman and Dilys

Chairman Kay thanks hosts Bill & Dilys

Chairman Kay thanks hosts Bill & Dilys

Jonathan prepares for the carols

Jonathan prepares for the carols

Hugh singing quietly

Hugh singing quietly

Gwyndaf's solo

Gwyndaf’s solo

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St David’s Day Dinner 2020

This year we celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the Society’s inaugural event, at which the founding members had sat down for a special St David’s Day dinner. After we’d taken our seats Ann Evans recalled that first meal she’d arranged for a small group of friends who shared a Welsh heritage. Ralph Broomby reminisced that at the time he was doubtful the idea of a Welsh Society would take root. But it had grown and thrived. He congratulated our Life President and founder, and also the members of the Society on its continuing vitality.
We welcomed three visitors, of whom David & Glenys Evans have become our latest members.

The event followed our established pattern with the 65 diners enjoying a sparkling drink as they gathered at Harewood Downs Golf Club. The special anniversary cake was on show and much admired. A plentiful display of Daffodils decorated the tables.
The venue and their new chef did not disappoint. The most popular menu choices of Lamb Shank and Poached Pear drew particular compliments. The Sea Trout was excellent. Known locally as “Sewin”, this fish was a regular seasonal catch from the River Taf in West Wales where I grew up. This year, for the first time ever, any Sewin and Salmon caught by the local anglers have to be returned to the river. So my choice was flavoured with a touch of nostalgia.


As the meal drew to a close our chairman, David Powell, rose to speak. He thanked the staff and all who had helped organise the event, and then introduced Glain Dafydd, the accomplished young harpist who provided our entertainment.

Originally from Bangor, Glain’s resume showed that she had studied in Paris and won various international awards, as well as graduating with distinction from her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Unsurprisingly therefore her repertoire for the evening was varied, and every piece beautifully played. The music she played on the evening was:
La Source (Hasselmans); Impromptu Caprice (Pierné); Merch Megan; Llety’r bugail; Ar hyd y nos; Sun Dance (Mathias); Suite BWV (J.S.Bach); Au Matin (Tournier)
After her performance Glain was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Irene Powell, and the formal dinner was closed with a heartfelt rendering of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau.

Of course, the evening would not be complete without our traditional sing-song, so John Breese took his place at the piano. Despite his very topical concern that an assemblage giving full voice might risk spreading viruses, Barrie Reece could not resist once John started to play Calon Lan and he was soon joining in with gusto.

 

 

A most enjoyable evening, and we now look forward to next year’s Dinner at which we will be joined by a special speaker and renowned Welshman, Rowan Williams.

 

Gwyndaf John

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