Stapleford Christmas Party

The Stapleford Village Christmas Party was a well attended and very jolly event fuelled by Rose Carnegy’s famous ‘special brew’. There was a festive atmosphere and everyone enjoyed the food and chat before settling down for the entertainment. Simon Pratt sang the Hippopotamus song, Mark Elcomb recited Jabberwocky, and Marjoleine Butler read a politically correct poem that was dangerously close to reality as we go into the new ‘woke’ decade.

These turns were interspersed with bursts of rapid-fire raffle and the main part of the evening ended with mince pies and carols accompanied by Colin Carnegy on the piano.

Those hardcore villagers with staying-power (The Remainers) lingered for a showing of the European Christmas favourite film, ‘Dinner For One’ – a last act of EU solidarity?

Thanks to all who made this event so merry and admiration to Simon Butler who hardly spilled a drop when his chair fell apart.