A fifth anniversary is traditionally marked with a item made of wood, so it was fitting that the fifth** annual joint EACC and YSC social event was held in a pub notable for its range of traditional games, all of which are made of - yes, youíre ahead of me here! - wood. There were chess, backgammon and cribbage boards, dominoes and Jenga, but it didnít look like much use was being made of many of them as the main activity was good old fashioned conversation, and lots of it.
Last yearís social was held on-line and as so many events since we last got together (in Reedham at Humpty Dumpty Brewery in January 2020) have been cancelled or curtailed, it was fantastic to see people face to face again. Particularly in a pub, and particularly in such a good pub as The Blackfriars Tavern in Great Yarmouth, with its good range of drinks and a friendly atmosphere and a dartboard, which was used as no-one can resist an oche.
Not quite doing food yet, they made an exception for us and 29 people enjoyed a very good meal, with excellent service. The venue is definitely one to note for a future visit, although I donít think we will be taking up the landlordís suggestion that we come by boat next time and moor up on South Quay! Thanks to everyone who turned out and we look forward to seeing you all later in 2022.
** fifth - fifth face to face, Iím applying poetic licence for the virtual event last year. That was a brilliant one-off which deserves its own commendation.
Cally Smith (EACC Social Sec.)