What a great occasion! Thirty four Fernham pensioners filled the Banqueting Hall of the Woodman Inn for their traditional Christmas Lunch. This annual occasion is very much enjoyed by Fernham’s own pensioners. For those Seniors who cannot join in at the Woodman Inn have their Christmas meal is delivered by Peter Nunn to their home address. Unsurprisingly, most lunch choices were traditional turkey with all the trimmings but some diners went for Lamb Shank and others, a fish dish. Sweets were delicious – Eton Mess being almost as popular as Christmas Pudding. Tom Arnold, Fernham’s own accordion maestro, remarked that the Christmas Pudding was the “best he had ever tasted” – praise indeed! Herbie Kay stood to give thanks to Kay Nunn on behalf of all Fernham’s pensioners for her outstanding organisation of the event and presented her with a bouquet of flowers on behalf of all Fernham’s pensioners. Thanks were also given to Peter Nunn for his generosity for providing each pensioner with a gift of shortbreads to take home. Fernham Village Trust were thanked for providing the Christmas Lunch free of charge, and thanks given to those generous villagers who contributed to the drinks for the occasion. The wonderful Woodman Inn team consisting of Francois, Caroline and Luke, helped to make the event very special and glided around ensuring everyone had food and drink a’plenty. Peter Pearce sang a lovely Scottish song, which was very much enjoyed by many of the audience – well done Peter! All in all a memorable event and one that will be remembered by the villager’s pensioners over the coming year. A few photos of the events are attached below.
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