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 Our Meeting 23rd August 2006

Fish and Chips Street Party

Holy Trinity Social Club

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Holy Trinity So the weather was dreadful!  But mostly the rain held off until most people had gone home.  And, anyway, it did not stop more than 120 people coming along during the course of the day.  And 78 of them sat down to the fish and chip meal.  all hands on deck Before opening time it was all hands on deck - even little hands - to lay out the tables and hang out the flags.
And Reg and Sandra Aston had brought along an excellent display about weddings and street parties of all times, especially the Second World War. an excellent display about weddings and street parties The display included this interesting collection of medals and cards relating to Pte George Smith and Pte J. Doughton in the First World War and lent to us by the family. collection of medals and cards
group of medals And also on loan was this group of medals, lent by David Plummer and relating to members of his family.  The group includes the rare 1914 medal issued to the Old Contemptibles.  George PhilpottOne of those admiring the display was our stalwart, George Philpott, seen here by the board of photos of past meetings, including a photo of George admiring a display of photos. 
And there was a suitcase full of the things that the spivs touted during the Second World War.  The spiv himself, who looked suspiciously like Reg Aston, did not seem to be making many sales. a suitcase full of the things that the spivs touted during the Second World War. Ron McHale had brought along a lot of original documentation about British Steel works, mainly the Elisabeth furnace.  He and Reg are seen studying them here.  Ron McHale and Reg Aston
Alma Darby and Bill Pope Alma Darby and Bill Pope were soon busy on the door, checking the members in. Megan Fitzgerald-Plummer Megan Fitzgerald-Plummer finds a moment to relax.  Megan had been mainly responsible for organising the whole thing - especially the fish and chip shop - and she did a great job.

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