Quarley Harvest Supper 2005 - Pictures

(Extract from the "Parish News", with many thanks to Sir George Young, MP)
There are many reasons for reading Parish News, one of which is the list of Diary Dates. On 12 September, my wife was away on grand-maternal duties, so it was either an evening of home cooking or an evening out. Parish News offered the solution - the Quarley Harvest Supper. A phone call to Ronwen Walker revealed that an interloper from Penton Mewsey would be welcome, and 6 secured entry to this greatly enjoyable event. And what better way of celebrating the winning of the Ashes than with the cheerful and hospitable folk of Quarley?

Desmond Graves was behind the bar, with one of his totemic bow-ties, with Tess and Judy irresistible with the raffle tickets. Chris Pettet led us in a hymn, and took a number of photos.

The village hall was packed, and there was some superb home cooking in copious quantities, with puddings to die for.

The evening was presided over by Tony Ferguson with great bonhomie, who auctioned enough garden produce to stock Waitrose for a week. I invested in a small fig tree, which will be a happy memento of the evening (as long as I keep it out of the draught.). My modest role was to draw the raf;fle - more arduous than it sounds as so many people generously gave prizes.

The evening struck me as village life at its best - environmentally pure with home-grown, home-cooked produce; socially inclusive with everyone there; raising funds for a worthwhile cause - the church (which brought the village together) - and a great atmosphere. Far better than being stuck in front of the TV with a microwaved Indian meal on my knees. - George Young  

Judy lights the candles
Judy lights the candles
Tess & Ronwen with the raffle
Tess & Ronwen with the raffle
Ann polishing the plates
Ann polishing the plates
The bar people
The bar people


Would you like a Blue Merle puppy ?
Would you like a Blue Merle puppy ?
Any offers for the lovely marrow ?
Any offers for the lovely marrow ?
Caroline wins the Teddy
Ruth wins the Teddy
Apologies for the captions! Please send suggestions for improvements to the editor.
 
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