Basingstoke District’s volunteers put on a fine spread at this year’s Association of Ringing Teachers Annual Conference.
‘Literally the best ringers tea I have EVER had’! Said a lady on Saturday afternoon when she came into the kitchen just to thank the crew.
Home made cakes, flapjacks, cupcakes, Eton mess and chocolate Mars Bar sauce for the profiteroles complemented an ambitious and tasty lunch for both days and an afternoon tea on Saturday.
Vice Master Pete Jordan co organised with Deb Baker who was set the task of feeding 115 people on Saturday and 70+ on Sunday in quite a short time slot said ‘this absolutely could not have happened without a crew of intelligent, lovely people who could see a task that needed doing and simply got on with it. It was great to have Christine KW’s experience to fall back on and I was not surprised when she decided to stay after her allotted time was up.
I’d like to say a huge thankyou to our volunteers; Nici, Ella, Martin, Fiona, Pauline, Sue, Helen, Heather, Steve, Betty, Mike, Christine and to Pete for sorting out taxis all other practicalities and letting me bend his ear’.