A windy 9-hole round of links golf at Seahouses course, and a lovely walk along the coast from Craster, past the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle and the serene beach of Embleton Bay, to Newton-by-the-sea, a walk rated in the top 10 in the country apparently.
Around 40 members and partners travelled up to glorious Northumberland on September 11th for the Autumn Fellowship Break, organised by David Sweeney. Doxford Hall was a lovely building with comfortable accommodation and excellent food which was enjoyed by all; though the hotel service was sometimes a little “under-trained”!! But nothing spoilt the great fellowship enjoyed at various points during the 3 days
We enjoyed two excellent dinners, with fiendishly tricky quizzes thanks to Steve Burton and John Lacy where we failed to recognise most of our fellow diners (admittedly photographed many years ago!!) and the three station stops beginning with “D” on the line to Edinburgh – though Tom thought he had his own unique solution to this one… Coupled with independent visits to local sights such as Alnwick Gardens, the amazing Barter Books shop in the old Alnwick railway station building, Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne, it was an action-packed but most enjoyable break which everyone enjoyed. Many thanks to David for all his work in getting this organised. President Ian acknowledged the three years David has been organising these fellowship breaks with a card (signed by all) and a bottle of malt whisky backed by much applause from all.
President Ian acknowledged the three years David has been organising these fellowship breaks with a card (signed by all) and a bottle of malt whisky backed by much applause from all.
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This one's for Steve!!
"Steve's winning putt!!"