Our MP, Andrew Jones, talking to a representative from
“Hearing Dogs for the Deaf”
OUR 35TH ANNIVERSARY JUNE SOCIAL
To celebrate our 35th anniversary we decided to hold our June Social at The Crown Hotel. It was attended by 63 members from Harrogate, three from the Huddersfield Branch and two from the Northallerton Branch.
The afternoon began with a quiz, the answers to which were all numbers and ranged from easy to very difficult.
We invited our National Chairman, Audrey Harris, to join us and she was accompanied by her husband, Martyn, who is an opera singer. He entertained us by singing well-known songs from the musicals of the last 35 years. We thoroughly enjoyed his presentation which featured Les Miserables, Cats, Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon and Mamma Mia, all of which were very familiar. This was followed by Afternoon Tea after which we all went home with the wonderful tunes ringing in our ears.
Audrey Harris - National Chairman
Audrey Harris (centre),
Jeanie Sutherland (left),
Colin Billington (right)
and Members of the Harrogate Branch Committee
CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2017
Our Christmas Lunch is one of the highlights of our social calendar and this year it was held on Wednesday 13 December at The Old Swan Hotel. 100 members and friends made their way to the hotel, many of them having a pre-lunch drink of coffee or something stronger!
As always, The Garden Room looked very festive. A beautifully decorated tree in the corner and crackers, party poppers and bags of chocolates on the tables. The raffle table was groaning with lovely prizes which had been donated by members.
After Grace had been said, the meal was served in a leisurely way, giving everyone time to chat with their friends and former colleagues. Catching up and reminiscing about former working days in a lighthearted way.
After coffee and mince pies the raffle was drawn and many people were able to go home with a prize. The general concensus was that it had been another very enjoyable occasion.