Monday, 24 February 2014

A birthday party at The Anchor.

Olive, the landlady of The Anchor at High Offley, was eighty on Sunday so it was party time Saturday night.

The pub had been suitably decorated and was soon packed solid with well wishers.

Standing room only, the gap on the settle was my seat, I took the photo as I came back with the drinks. After suitable libations had been consumed the musical instruments came out and we were soon into a sing song.

Duck Dave, belting out some old time rock 'n roll got it off to a good start.

Mal (Edwards M.B.E.) on guitar and some of the backing group. The joint was really starting to swing.

From the facial expressions I think the ukulele player had just played a bum note or three. By now most of us wouldn't have noticed. Far left is Nathan on mouth organ, he's getting better at it.

Here's the lady herself with Maggie and Railway John behind her.
It was a brilliant evening for a wonderful lady.
Not sure what time we wobbled out and down the towpath, sometime in the early hours by all accounts.

Watch this space................


Sue Hunter said...

Hi Both. We passed Armadillo at Norbury Junction the other day. We stopped for a couple of hours & Dave caught up with Mal & Tony (Bethsaida) in the pub. Glad Olive's party went ok, the pub d├ęcor looked great in your photos. No doubt you'll pass us over the next few days. Sue NB Beefur

Graham and Jill Findlay said...

Sorry to have missed you, we start heading north next Monday, can't resist one more weekend at the Anchor.

mackyton said...

Hey, these birthday party photos are just fabulous! I like the way all the decorations were done. I also hosted a monochrome themed party for my husband’s birthday in last month. This bash was held at one of the best event space and we had great time with our families.