Over 180 Guests and Brethren gathered on Monday, 4 November at Tapton Hall, Sheffield, to enjoy a most convivial luncheon organised by the Cleeves and Whitehead Trust
The occasion was enhanced by the knowledge that W. Bro. Tom Watson and his wife, Mary, celebrated their 62nd Wedding anniversary on the day, congratulations to you both. These events are thoroughly enjoyed by those who attend as can be testified by the laughter, bubbling conversation and happy faces, witness the photographs herewith, which characterise the luncheons.
They provide an opportunity to renew old friendships and form new, I cannot say more than to quote from a letter I have seen sent by one of the attendees which states as follows: ‘Thank you for the lunch at TaptonHall, it was so good to meet up with Llandudno friends and get up to date with all their news. It was nice to dine with other people instead of always eating on your own’. There is nothing to add to that testimonial of the worth of the Almoners’ Luncheons, which have long been a jewel in the crown of the Cleeves and Whitehead Trust.
Finally a very big thank you to the many helpers who transported the guests to and from the venue, and particularly, V. W. Bro. Michael Littlewood for his continued excellent stewardship. The spring luncheon will take place at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, on Monday the 7 April, 2014.
W. Bro. Duncan Smith, P.G.S.D.