BBQ - July 2009 at Langford

Please wait for the 17 pictures to load

The Maldon U3A July BBQ is now an Annual Event in July.

The weather, as last year, was the main worry of the organiser and this year it gave Dorothy Denmark, the Social Organiser, another nightmare.     The BBC Web Site Weather link stated that the Low would reach Maldon by 8pm - infact it took until 10pm - well after everyone was clear of the field.

However looking at the photographs of 2008 one can see that many people this year had bought gazebos to protect themselves from any rain and to be warmer.

People also arrived early and by 5.45pm many people had their gazebos erected and well on the way to being fully set-up.

The food was excellent with gammon steaks, sausages & Beef Burgers with Salmon as the vegy option.
Sweets were just OTT with trifles, chocolate gateus and Fresh Fruit Salad.   There was also two large Apple Crumbles and cream served with everything.

The BBQ
Jan & John tied their two gazebos together and made a long table - this is one end.
Photos by John Bowen

July BBQ






                          And this is the other end.
                                Notice the side tarpalins used to provide a nearly wind free area.


July BBQ
                        Getting the drinks ready

Salad
Under another gazebo

July BBQ





This group were certain it was not going to rain - no sign of a brolly even!

July BBQ
Brolly at the ready


July BBQ
                      Waiting for the call for Dinner....

July BBQ
And Jolly good health to you

July BBQ






                                               This is were the work is done



July BBQ
Onions (left) and Gammon Streaks (right) being cooked to perfection

July BBQ
                                Gas BBQs in action
                                       

Salad
Late arrivers - having a quick drink before getting there food.

July BBQ





                Half an hour of comedy - how did the lady in B&Q said it went?

July BBQ
Thats better but you notice it is now darker!


July BBQ
    Pat & Dorothy serving the most lovely Fresh Fruit Salad.

July BBQ
Having got it up late - we are not going early home!

July BBQ



Looking from the other end of the gazebo - clothed for a long night!

Thank you Dorothy Denmark and the Social Committee for providing another enjoyable evening.




Click here to go back to the TOP of this page.

To go back to the U3A Past Events Page, click below.


(c) Maldon U3A 2009
Last revised:- 18th July, corrected Dorothy Denmark's name.   12th July to created this page.