Old time afternoon

By Contributed in Local People

‘SCINTILLATING and salubrious’ entertainment and ‘delicious morsels’ were promised to more than 60 members of the Dawlish Ladies’ Guild by Mistress of Ceremonies Jean at their Olde Tyme summer party.

‘Shy, sharp’ Sharon opened proceedings with a one-woman Cissie and Ada sketch, followed by ‘heady and hectic’ Hazel with her poem Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.

This had a different outcome to what members expected as Red Riding Hood became a gun-toting girl who ended up with a smooth wolf-skin coat!

Members had a lesson in English with ‘merry and magnificent’ Mary’s Ode to Plurals. If the plural of goose is geese, why isn’t the plural of moose, meese, was a question no-one could answer.

‘Joyful and jubilant’ Jan however, confidentially stated that like an old car a mature body might be a bit battered and worn but had still very comfortable seats. Members made of that what they wanted to.

The guild choir rounded off the entertainment with a variation of My Favourite Things and then led members into a robust sing-along of some old music hall songs.

Following ‘delicious morsels’ of dainty sandwiches and cake the results of the competitions were announced.

The winner of the best hat was Marion Wannell and best costumes were Sylvia Leyman, Jean Collins and Pam Kewell.

Marion Webber was presented with the annual skittles cup as overall skittles champion.

Chairman Eileen thanked the entertainers for their efforts, the committee who served the sandwiches and cakes, and all who had helped in any way to make it such a successful and enjoyable afternoon.

She reminded members that there was no August meeting and that the September meeting would be back at the Riverside Centre (formerly the Hedley Way Centre) and closed the meeting by wishing everyone a very happy summer.

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