Sunday, 11 December 2011

The Christmas Dinner and the Party Hat

A very nice dinner at the Courtyard at Kingston this year saw the team get together to look back on the year.

It was nearly a multi agency party at one stage when Dee's party hat fell off into a candle, this turned into a flaming ball on the table, quickly flicked onto the floor. Dee and Daz then started the Swanage Coastguard version of the River Dance which extinguished the flames and meant we didn't have to share the dinner with the Fire Service.

John Bentham was voted as the "President" of the Swanage Coastguard Association (aka the tea fund) to reflect his 30 years service. Being El Presidente meant the dinner was on us and gave him the power to fine anyone not wearing a party hat.

Table decorations make great hats.
Dee doesn't like party hats so she set fire to hers.

A round up of the year saw the annual presentation of the Swanage Coastguard of the year award, in memory of Mike Williamson to Nick Field. Nick - a co author of the blog and in his 2nd year with the team has been very supportive in the daily working of the team.

The Award ....this photo was defo in focus last night,
mmm perhaps something to do with the free wine.

I sure the photos of the evening will slowly appear in the next 48 hours. Our thanks to the St Albans team for covering us during the evening, especially as we were on their patch !

1 comment:

Swanage Coastguard said...

I think Gareth has set the standard for all future chairpersons of the Association?