Saturday, 5 September 2015

BCF 20th anniversary BBQ

Sitting in the Stanley Arms, Anderton, seven weeks ago I planned our cruising to get us here at The Taft near Great Haywood for this weekend. Rather amazingly, considering all the lock closures and tunnel incidents which happened just after we'd passed by, we have managed to keep to the schedule. I had originally thought our cruising days would be of about four hours each, but we usually extended these to five hours to give us more "days off".

The Boaters' Christian Fellowship was formed 20 years ago this November following a letter published in Waterways World magazine. The letter was written by Alan and Hazel Dilnot, who have been the joint chairmen of the BCF since its formation.

Margaret Tetlow, who has done the catering for our AGMs for many years, had baked a cake for us.

Alan and Hazel performed the ceremonial cutting.

We had perfect weather for the barbecue which preceded the cake; we got together for a group photo afterwards.

Then Jan organised a splendid evening of entertainment in the marquee with many members contributing songs, anecdotes, readings, magic tricks etc. We're very grateful to our hosts, Peter and Julie, in whose garden this all happens.

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