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Christmas Party 2018


It’s that time of the year, again when the big jobs in the garden are hopefully done and the weather is a good excuse to stay indoors. To this end our activity for December was our Christmas party lunch.


We usually start around 2:00 to 2:30, but it was thought that this was a little late, too soon after people’s normal lunch time. This was not helped as in past years any party activities were usually carried out prior to the eats. So this year we opened the doors at 1:00 and had the lunch straight away.


But earlier in the day some of the members had been toiling away in preparation. Jane, Mo and George had been cooking and setting up the hall. All the tables had been laid out with cloths and table decorations so that by the time we all arrived the room had been transformed. If that wasn’t enough, they had also taken on the cooking of the menu: chicken in home brewed cider, jacket potatoes, macaroni cheese and salad. This was followed by Christmas pudding and mince pies with brandy butter and cream. Also on offer were mulled wine and other drinks to suit most tastes.


Following the lunch we has a short quiz on subjects as diverse as oceanography, medicine, Gallic languages, anthropology and Bohemia. The afternoon concluded with a Secret Santa and the raffle. Nearly concluded, that is: at the end everyone got stuck in with the washing up and the putting away of all the kit.


Our Next meeting will be on Wednesday 9thof January. Graeme Simmonds will be talking about ‘History Beneath Your Feet. Graeme has presented this topic on a couple of previous occasions – each one completely different from the others. As on previous occasions Graeme will be happy for members to bring along their own finds for identification and comment.


Great Hockham Gardening Club meets the second Wednesday of each month. September to April in the village hall for talks on a variety of subjects usually slanted towards gardening. From May to August we visit local venues, again, mostly related to gardening. During the summer months we often throw in extra get-togethers at member’s homes where everyone brings a plate and we put the world to rights. More information can be found at


It’s never too late to join.


Edward Szczepanowski



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