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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!


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

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
Shutter Speed:1/6sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
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


LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 8:26 AM

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

franken Plus Member 133633 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,

SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 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 Plus Member 54347 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 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 Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 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 Plus Member 9lifesnapper 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  11204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 9:18 AM

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Bill Smile


SlowSong Plus Member 75484 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.

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51403 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 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


AnnChown Plus Member 5195 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

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 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.

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.


frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 3:27 PM

thanks Bill for the special gift!

enjoy your break!


cats_123 Plus Member 114376 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 4:17 PM

a fine mono MX GrinGrin

213hardy Plus Member 7696 forum posts213hardy vcard England
24 Dec 2012 - 10:00 PM

Fine Work, Bill.

Wishing both you and Moira a very merry Christmas.


pdcche  5 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  3 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 - 12:59 AM

Bingo!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Well deserved treat, Bill!SmileTongue

RazvanD  5 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 Plus Member 9135 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


Daisymaye Plus Member 7Daisymaye 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 Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England218 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 Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
27 Dec 2012 - 12:34 PM

merry Xmas & happy new Year

27 Dec 2012 - 3:17 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Bill Smile

carper123 Plus Member 3417 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 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  3 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  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2012 - 11:34 PM

excellent work

All the best for the new year

annettep38 Plus Member 4216 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 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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