Village Carol Evening – 12 December
Last year we reported the retirement of Anthony Finn as co-compère with Andy Lewis. This year Andy took on the role single-handedly, although Anthony made a cameo appearance to show you can’t keep an old trouper down. Able assistance was provided by Malcolm Sutcliffe, who led the singing, Chris and Helen Baines on the production side, and, of course, Norman Large on piano.
Brightwell School’s choir group gave us a wonderful medley of seasonal songs. Penny Kane delighted us all with her rendition of ‘Nobody loves a fairy when she’s 400’. Alec McGivan showed us why he can rightly claim to be Brightwell’s bard. And the one act panto exercised the talents of too many villagers to mention.
Someone we should never take for granted is Derek Brooker, who slaves all evening over a hot stove, producing mulled wine that keeps us all warm and happy.
As ever, the evening’s proceeds paid for Christmas hampers for the elderly of the village. We are very grateful to Caroline Annets and Hilary Rogerson of the Brightwell Scouts, once again this year, for packing and distributing the hampers.
Village Quiz Evening – Saturday 11 March 2006
The Village Quiz Evening will take place in the Village Hall on Saturday 11th March at 7.30 p.m. True to tradition, last year’s winning team, Jubilee Pavilion will set the questions. We will be sending entry forms to the teams who took part last year. Anyone else who would like to enter a team should contact me, on 824232. All entry forms will be sent out at the same time. Numbers are limited because of the event’s popularity and the fire regulations, so all applications will be dealt with in strict order of receipt.