Seventy dance the night away at the Summer Party

Nearly seventy Tamesis members and guests celebrated the Summer Solstice by dancing the night away in fancy dress after enjoying a welcoming prosecco and three-course supper at the Summer Party on a warm sunny evening on Saturday 21 June.

The event was organised by John Adams, Rear Commodore House, and members of the House Committee. Commodore Stewart Colley welcomed the revellers and, saying grace before supper, remembered that many members had attended the funeral of Phil England, the Club’s Captain, only the previous day. Phil, he said, had always enjoyed a good party and would be with them in spirit.

Music for dancing was played by the Jacuzzi Brothers.

Thanking all those who had helped in the organisation of the party, John Adams said the members of the House Committee and others who had been involved were Anne Bayne, Lesley Adams, Nicky Chavasse, Sue Harris, Sara Jamieson, Barbara Adams, Nicky Johnson, Steve Katz, Peter Mason, Sally Warwick-Haller, Stewart Colley and Carolyne Vines. Supper had been cooked and prepared by Steve Katz with help from Barbara Adams (salmon starter), Anne Bayne, Peter Mason and Paul Jamieson. Charles Fox set up the gazebos and lights on the lawn and others who had helped with the preparations included Sara Jamieson, Lesley Adams, Peter and Nicky Johnson, Adrian Warwick-Haller, Carolyne Vines, Stewart Colley and Sue Harris. Drinks on the lawn were served by Paul Jamieson and Zoe Jeffra-Adams and those helping in the Clubhouse bar and kitchen were Rhi, Karina, Tom and Paul.

An enthusiastic Cadet sweeps away the goose droppings in preparaton for the party (Photo:  Stewart Colley)

An enthusiastic Cadet sweeps away the goose droppings in preparaton for the party (Photo: Stewart Colley)

The check in

The check in

Drinks on the lawn

Drinks on the lawn

The band strikes up

The band strikes up

The first dancers take to the floor

The first dancers take to the floor

...and bring out the boppers

…and bring out the boppers