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South West: Christmas Lunch

2nd December 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm


The day of the WOA Christmas meal at The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock had arrived. This being our 2nd time at the event Gail and I opted to take the bus from Plymouth to Tavistock.

We arrived at the venue and found other Westerly group members, catching up with what each other had been up to.

Time arrived to be seated and we found our respective seats, 63 members had booked for the event and were spread over 7 tables. We were seated on table 7 with our recently elected chair Barbara Box and her daughter Lizzie, Charles and Jane Patchett and Andy and Liz Truscott.

Crackers were pulled, the jokes told and Christmas hats worn.

Sue Mcken came around to entice us with the raffle tickets and at this point we learned that it was once again our turn to sing for our supper, as we hadn’t been seen in print for a while.

How could we refuse when now as we do not have a boat, we have so little to do?

The room in which we sat in the Bedford Hotel has such a lovely atmosphere, with its stone walls and Glass windows looking on to the original parts of the hotel. A modern yet intriguing venue.

On our table Barbara and Charles got out the map of the coast walk that is being planned for the weekend in Looe to walk from Polperro to Looe – it does not look like it will be for the fainthearted.

Lunch was served and enjoyed.

Barbara Box thanked the staff, the raffle was drawn and this year proceeds will go towards Two NCI (National Coastwatch Institution) Stations – £180 to Polruan and £138 to Nare Point.

The winner of the photo competition was Chris Barton from Chianti.

It was soon time to go and goodbyes and best wishes for the season were exchanged and many were looking forward to the next event in Looe.

After we left we had a little time to look around the Christmas tree display at St Eustachius church, before boarding our bus back to Plymouth.

Thanks to Sue Mcken for such a well organised event.

Alan Casey


2nd December 2017
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bedford Hotel
1 Plymouth Rd
Tavistock, Devon PL19 8BB United Kingdom
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Sue McKen
Tel:01823481014 Mob: 07847471915