Although the event was well promoted by all the Almoners and especially as I made a point in my initial letter to them asking that they especially invite all the Widows from the smaller local groups, numbers were down on previous years. A number of incidents on the day prevented a few Ladies attending and of course the very cold weather leading up to the event put some Ladies off.
Having said all that, the day was a great success and the first of this sort to be hosted by our new Provincial Grand Master Rt. W. Bro. Richard G. Davies. Our PGM did the rounds of all the tables and chatted to all the ladies. They enjoyed meeting him and said how much they looked forward to these meetings. The Ladies were in good voice and Bro. David James (Abergavenny) provided the music which was greatly appreciated.
A raffle was held which raised £165.00 which will be put to good use for the benefit of the group.
A photograph is worth a hundred words but unfortunately we do not have one. We were all enjoying ourselves so much, no-one remembered to take one.
This article submitted by W. Bro. Vince White.