Our very own Keith did a sterling job of MC-ing the concert. But just managed to catch him without the usual 'Christmas Cheer' on his face!
Not sure if Martin was going to have a go at conducting the Lions Choir, or maybe he is just shy!
Thought we were all singing off the same song sheet, but Richard clearly felt inspired to photograph the audience instead! (Probably just to prove to ourselves that we had one!)
And here are some of the audience, enjoying their interval afternoon tea and a chat!
This is one Richard took of me about to take a shot of him with the Lions' "choir".
It's Lion Brian escorting Santa around town while everyone enjoyed the lights, shopping, carol singing and music plus a little bit of imbibing festive drinks! Can't work out who's Santa's stand-in though.
See the video 'Christmas in Southwell' on YouTube here www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAsv65dVx5A
This is the early riser group 8.30 till 11am. You can tell 'cos Mike's forgot to put his shirt on. Sold nearly 100 raffle tickets and the other later shift sold about the same so well worth the effort. In height order - Graham, Bob, Verdun and Mike. Unfortunately do not have photo of next group !!! Oh yes - we're in doorway of COOP.
The raffle prize put together by Beaumond House.
Remembering the fallen on 11th November 2018 - 100th anniversary of Armistice Day ending the 1st World War.
Santa on his own and looking for his little helpers. "They said they'd be here for 9.30". He owes everything to his elves - he's an elf-made man!!!!
Arriving in dribs and drabs (whatever they are)! Where's Santa gone? - They need to look for Santa Clues!! (Stay with me - they get worse)
Altogether at last but who composed the picture with those two gnomes standing in front of 'Merry"?
But where's Wally ( sorry - Santa)? Must be a lost Clause!
No elf and safety concerns here! Santa's climbed up onto the sleigh. Loving the Christmas Jumpers and hats!! Now's the time to get in training for the collections and see if we can make this year the most successful yet.
Looked again and decided its not too dark to use. Love the two red objects, full of hot air and likely to float away at any time - balloons aren't bad either.
A cheque for £500 has just been presented to the 'Live at Home Scheme' but that picture was a bit dark so you'll have to imagine the actual cheque. Two of our elderly stalwarts, Tony and Mike' did the presentation. Another very worthwhile cause supported by the Lions - Well Done!!!
Hate to say it Fozzie but this is a bit "camp" even though you didn't dress up. All for a good cause though, advertising our Xmas Do in aid of Beaumont House. Can't guess who's behind the skull mask!! Ian's taking his new role as Ambassador of Fun a bit too seriously. John should be wearing a mask and Verdun (what can you say?). He's put far too much thought into his matching outfit. Enjoying it too much me thinks!!!! The ladies just look great - as usual.
Got to admire their pluck. Dressed up in Southwell's busy shopping area with not a care in the world. At least Roger's disguised himself - almost!
At first I thought they'd left a couple of garden gnomes to ensure the road was kept closed, but...
... on closer inspection it turned out to be our beloved President, Verdun, and his lovely wife, Frances. Although not sure why Verdun's wearing sun glasses unless he was trying to be incognito!