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
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