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A favourite institution in our town of Prudhoe in Northumberland has for a great many years been the Aged Peoples' Treat. It is sponsored by a number of local businesses and collections and run by a team of volunteers. As well as a Christmas Dinner there is entertainment, music and general jollity three afternoons in a row; it is attended by local celebrities and reported on the local telly.

With the 2014 Prudhoe Calendar in mind we were in attendance this year. While Moira took some reportage pictures of the opening speeches I set up my tripod (yes, I rescued it from the car boot and dusted it down specially for its annual outing) to take a general photograph of the entire room. Of course the town's mayor wandered across the frame, so I included him as well. The Reserved sign in the foreground was his place by right of office; next year he will be old enough to qualify by right of age. We both qualify already!

The calendar will include the colour version with all the gaudiness proper to the working men's club where the Treat is held. The mono version is specially for you!

A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND A FULFILLING NEW YEAR TO ALL AT EPZ, STAFF AND MEMBERS ALIKE.

I shall ensure a few days of Peace and Goodwill by not uploading again until Saturday Wink

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 8-16mm f4.5-5.6 DC HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Dec 2012 - 3:13 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/6sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Christmas Treat
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:24 Dec 2012 - 8:16 AM
Tags:Black & white, Community photography, People, Photo journalism
Votes:50

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 8:26 AM

A community photograph to be treasured by all concerned. Have a good one Bill.

franken
franken e2 Member 123129 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 8:31 AM

Interesting image Bill.

What a wonderful kindness of people to organise and arrange an event like this.

Have a great XMAS and new year Bill.

ps, I currently own four tripods ranging from a standard size to small and I can't remember when I last used any of them?Smile

Last Modified By franken at 24 Dec 2012 - 8:31 AM
Francois Lepinay

Superb shot, very pro. A great Christmas to you and Moira,
Francois

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 8:32 AM

A delightful image and they look like they are enjoying themselves. Happy Christmas to you.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 8:47 AM

A wonderful image Moira, one which fills me with so much joy. A real community spirit thriving in this wonderful part of the North East. GrinGrinGrin

I hope that you, Bill and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to sit back and admire your stunning photography, you really are an inspiration.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By NDODS at 24 Dec 2012 - 8:48 AM
nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 9:06 AM

A very thoughtful action, beautifully photographed with the use of the dusted tripod. A great mono!
Hope you both have a great time and good rest! I also wish you a very happy and peaceful New Year with lots of photographic opportunities!

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 9:17 AM

Great to see this Bill, and well done to you both for your involvement.
Hope there's not TOO much Water around your way, but plenty of Alcohol of course Wink
Our very best wishes to you both,

John & Julie SmileSmile

tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 9:18 AM

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Bill Smile

Tony

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64433 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 9:18 AM

I do like the sound of your locality. It seems very caring and interactive. Something we seem to lack where I live.
All the very best to you and Moira.
xxx

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 11:32 AM

I shouldn't think there's any at all reserved about this crowd after they've had a couple of sherries!! TongueGrin

Dave

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 12:00 PM

What fun - we have something on a much smaller scale in our village. Happy Christmas to you and Moira! Smile
Ann

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 1:07 PM

What a fine outing for these folks, and it looks like it is done up so festively.
Bless them, every one.

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 1:17 PM

This is a happy photo, Bill. I just can't help noticing the "reserved" sign on the front table though....

We've just started our day "over here", but I guess you, Moira and family will soon be into the festivities and some of the "good stuff" that comes with it. Enjoy, and have a blessed season.

Anne

frz67
frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 3:27 PM

thanks Bill for the special gift!

enjoy your break!

francesco

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 4:17 PM

a fine mono MX GrinGrin

213hardy
213hardy e2 Member 6555 forum posts213hardy vcard England
24 Dec 2012 - 10:00 PM

Fine Work, Bill.

Wishing both you and Moira a very merry Christmas.

Den

pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 - 11:21 PM

A great festive image Bill, and a nice treat for the elderly, Peter..
Have a great Christmas..

aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 - 12:59 AM

Bingo!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Well deserved treat, Bill!SmileTongue
AniaWink

RazvanD
RazvanD  4 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2012 - 11:10 AM

Merry Christmas! Thank you fot the continuous support and feedback!

Kind regards, Razvan

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 7:16 AM

I LOVE the concept of this event and of course I LOVE this capture of it, Bill.

I can't remember if you told me Prudhoe is in Northumberland but it suddenly made me go, "Hey, my grandpa was from Northumberland!" He's loooooong since passed but my nan is still around. She's Scottish and lives in Sheffield. Turned 96 on the 1st of May earlier this year.

Merry Christmas to you and Moira SmileSmile

Andrew

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 1:20 PM

What a wonderful thing for these seniors. A excellent capture Bill. A very Merry Christmas to you and all the Best in 2013........Sandy

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 10:56 AM

Good see these community events happening Bill, hope you enjoyed the day or three days in both capacities
Regards Richard

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
27 Dec 2012 - 12:34 PM

merry Xmas & happy new Year

photophantom
27 Dec 2012 - 3:17 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Bill Smile
Dennis

carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 9:01 PM

Hi, Bill, happy festive season to you and, Moira, Luv the description and image, the mayor in the foreground looks great.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
28 Dec 2012 - 5:33 PM

No wonder they are smiling lol. good blow out coming up for free, nice to see the mayor up the front, suits mono bill, happy new year, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2012 - 11:34 PM

excellent work

All the best for the new year
thanks
ollie

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 12:22 AM

that is very well composed just the right height for the decorations and the heads and that big smile.

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