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South Coast: Christmas Lunch
4th December 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
South Coast Group paid a return visit to the Hummingbird Restaurant in Shoreham Airport this year, as it proved so popular last time and is in such an interesting setting, with views of the airfield and River Adur which flows nearby.
We were in the Pashley Suite, their lovely Art Deco style function room that accommodates up to 40 people, we did our best to fill it with 36 of us, which should have been 38 but unfortunately 2 people were unable to make it. The whole restaurant and our room was nicely decorated throughout with Christmas trees which put us all in a festive mood, not to mention the turkey dinners, and excellent Christmas Pud. The Harveys beer proved quite a hit too with some members, mostly of the male variety! It was also a special day for one couple there, our Commodore George, and Jill Pickburn who were celebrating their Wedding Anniversary. This was marked by Gill Clare presenting them with a bouquet of flowers and card signed by everyone. After the meal, and whilst we were enjoying our coffee, there was a free raffle where numbers where picked at random corresponding to your place card. The prizes were a selection of wine, biscuits and chocolates – always welcome especially at this time of year.
The day was a good opportunity to catch up with fellow members and mark the end of 2017, as this was the last event for SCG this year, and to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and New Year, a good time was had by one and all. Many thanks to Gill Clare for organising this event, and to Dave for his photographs. Also to Paul, the Manager, and the staff of Hummingbird Restaurant for the excellent service once again.