WCR took place on the the 9th of April at the China Fleet club Saltash,
we had 57 people attending and three people were unable to attend.
Knocker White's wife unfortunately was rushed into hospital, and Ian
Gordon had a family bereavment which was very sad as it involved a
Everyone had a great evening and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The
loyal toast and the toast to absent friends was proposed by former
bandmaster 'blondie' Rawson who seems to have lost his blonde hair!
Then the raffle, the star prize a bottle of whisky was won by Bill
Sabine and all the other prizes seem to be claimed by ladies.
This may or may not be the last WCR run by me, I am hoping that the
reins will be taken up by a couple of younger members to attract a
bigger following. The trouble being the people who are 70 plus find
it difficult to travel and the younger element don't wish to come,
there must be 100 ex bandies living in the Plymouth area plus the
Cornish contingent. One person was quoted as saying it was too expensive
because he had to get a taxi across Plymouth,
[Ed: Times MUST be hard eh!] which when you consider
the Oz re-union (where people fly thousands of miles) it
puts those who don't attend to shame. [Ed:
However we will see how things progress and hope we have a re-union
next year, I know that lots people came and said I hope we will be
back next year. We shall see if one of the younger element will take
up the challenge, I am sure we will get together some how. Bill Hartland
took some group photos which should be on view soon. Once again my
sincere thanks to all who have attended in the last six years.
The boys and the
girls - click to see full size