The First Games Night


The first games night was held at the Hall on Friday 27th evening.
There was a full complement of amusements laid out, Darts Pool and Bowls. The ladies had brought a cornucopia of eats and nibbles and a fair selection of drinks were also available.

What was sorely lacking was participants. At enormous expense Doreen was tempted out on what was, admittedly, a wild night. But she gave us all a master class on Bowls and how it should be done. We all gathered round to learn the art. It will obviously take us tyros some time to get to her standard but it was interesting to watch her giving it her all.

Your correspondent took on the O’Boyle lads for a game of Darts and not only got thrashed but managed to get a couple of darts into the wall. There may well be questions in the house about hooligans allowed to play. In future some protection will have to be arranged or the Hall is going to get damaged.
Robert King showed some of his miss spent youth by performing on the pool table, all he needed was a cigarette dangling from his lips and we would have had another master class.
Richard (keep death of the streets) Tulloch with his cough and Mary turned up as did a fair sprinkling of Wings good burghers. All that attended enjoyed themselves and the general consensus was that it was a good evening just needing a few more attendees.
Sarah O’Boyle did a good job in organising the evening but without a doubt more people are needed. There will be another games night when we hope more people will attend. Why don’t you come along next time? The more the merrier!


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Quiz Night Result

The quiz was attended by 50 people, not as many as other years, but we were competing with a function at Manton on the same night. Refreshments were the usually homemade soups and a selection of bite size desserts.

Winners of the quiz were Tom and Jane Gilmore and Richard and I collectively known as “Batemores”!

There was about ten raffle prizes, so I can’t tell you who got what really, just that it was well supported, as was the bar, which culminated in a final total of £663.00 with all expenses paid.

Thanks to all concerned.

Helen Bateman

Judith’s Knee Op

Update Monday 16th Nov:

Stitches out. Zimmer walker returned. Walking cane thrown away. Cleared to DRIVE. Surgeon’s grading, “Progress excellent”. But still several weeks of physio.

Update Friday 6th Nov:

She’s home! Surgery went well. She will no doubt tell you all about it when she is less drugged up.

Judith Oakley’s knee was replaced successfully this morning in a 3-hour operation at St Joseph’s Hospital, Bellingham.

The surgeon described it as the worst knee he had seen in 14 years but as it was all replaced there should be no further problems.

She is expected to be home at the end of the week.