JULY 19th – it was a bright sunny day when 47 members, having booked for the
day out to Southwold, gathered at the various pick-up points starting at Hutton
Chequers at 9.40. At each stop, the members were ready and waiting which made
for a good start to the day. We were fortunate to have Kevin as our driver who
has has done this particular run for us at least three times and whom I have
always found to be very obliging. The roads were quiet and the journey to
Chillesford, where at around noon, David the owner of The Froize warmly welcomed
the members, most of whom made a bee-line for the bar. Lunch was up to his usual
standard and it was clear by the clean plates that it was well received. There
was a little time for strolling around the extensive land attached to The Froize,
before the group was on its way to Southwold.
Again the traffic was light and a
little over an hour we arrived at our destination. Some members
opted to stay on the coach and were taken to the pier.
The matinee performance of the play
The End of the Line, a comedy by Patrick Marlowe was amusing
and the four members of the cast performed well.
The group was on its way around 7.30
pm and arrived back in Brentwood. Remarkably, there had been a very
positive weather forecast, which suggested it was going to be wet
for virtually the whole day, but there had been little sign of such
inclement weather, in fact the reverse was the case, with plenty of
sunshine and a very pleasant breeze that kept the temperature at a
comfortable level and certainly no sign of any rain.
(Report: Brian Leith;
Photos: Bill Reeves)