Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Thanks to all those who supported our Christmas Fayre. It was an enjoyable morning and a great success. We had a bit of a Xmas 1973 theme going on in honour of Blyth Valley's inauguration.

Members of the Youth Club started proceedings by presenting a pantomime "Goldilocks, the Four Bears and a Big Bad Wolf". This was a self-penned production and was very well received. Thanks go to Headway Theatre Company and to Blyth Valley BC Community and Culture Regeneration Department, especially Paul Taylor, for their help and support in putting on this production.

There were nine stalls in total and did a roaring trade. There were the usual bric-a-brac and tombolas as well as some fantastic home-made wares by our Craft and Crop groups. David Railton displayed a selection of his local photographs, which proved very popular and the Residents Association made £40 towards their running costs with tombolas and raffles.

Santa made a visit and took wish lists from the toddlers. He also kindly gave all the boys and girls a small gift.

Thanks also to Kelly Ann and Sharon who kept us all fed and watered from the kitchen with hamburgers and mince pies. Also to Doug who opened up the IT Room so we could all email Santa.

Karate group, and their instructor Joe Mee, did a wonderful half-hour display of their skills to a packed hall. Half a rainforest was decimated as they all demonstrated their ability to chop up bits of wood with bare hands.

To close proceedings yours truly played four Christmas numbers on the guitar. If you want to say how brilliant this was, click on the comment icon at the foot of this posting!