Our Christmas Meal at the Lenchford

 

Christmas 2018 party

 

 Yesterday eleven of us gathered at the Lenchford for pre-dinner drinks and a meal (some even indulged in puddings!)

It was a good opportunity to mix and catch up on news with those we hadn't seen for a while. There were a few guests missing so we hope this was not due to illness. We know for sure that Valerie had a fall before Christmas and was hospitalised as a result, so we send her our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

After dinner we retired to the upper room for some festive fun arranged by Margaret, which included a special archaeological version of the 12 days of Christmas which we sang complete with suitable props (Terry suggested we repeated it again next year!) There was also an "obscure photo challenge" in which we tried to recognise the members working on site. 

For the first time in the group's history, there was  an award given for the "Digger of the Year". This was arranged by Gareth, who since the tightening up of our safety on site measures, meant he had kept a good record of attendances for all sessions, both on site and elsewhere. He named runners up, but the winner or rather joint winners were Terry and Margaret. He named everyone in the runners-up groups, so please ask him what position you came in at when you  see him next.

 

We finished by discussing the forthcoming projects for the year, which were briefly mentioned before at the AGM and at other meetings. Gareth is preparing a list of them all which will enable us to plan what we can do and when (often dictated by our valuable workforce!) Also, given the duration of some projects, members previously unable to attend Wed digs might have a chance to attend on another day of the week.

We also tried to find a possible name for the Sheds on our new site. Mike suggested the Tardis, but if any of you have other suggestions please let us know.

Finally, the group's Committee would like to thank everyone for their sterling effort this year, and to wish you all a very  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

 

 

 

 

 

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