Christmas Lunch

Our lunch this year was another huge success enjoyed by all. Those who couldn’t go missed a treat. Grateful thanks must go to Mabel for organising the event. Crackers, paper hats and festive joy were very much in evidence. Our choir entertained us with melodic singing. Carols were sung and Michael was an added plus with his seasonal  sing song. The raffle prizes delighted those that won and were the envy of others! Unfortunately there were no slippers this year George! (An In joke). Michael had our brains turning cart wheels with his Christmas quiz but one clever group had every answer correct. Well done them. A visit from the great man himself, Santa Claus, and not forgetting his wonderful assistant, Mrs Claus, brought smiles of delight to the people in anticipation of gifts to follow. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit us.

Thanks must go to the staff at Seaham Golf Club for their delicious food and wonderful service.

We’re already looking forward to next year’s lunch.

A big thank you to all who made this a great success.


Pantomime and Cream Cakes

Social Group Outing.

Thirty of our members set off from Seaham for what was to turn out to be another wonderfully enjoyable day ahead. Chocolate to eat on the way and a raffle not to be missed. Sorry no Turkish Delight Julie. First stop was to Mains Gill Farm shop for a bit of retail therapy. The quality of their foodstuffs, and numerous delightful household and Christmas items to buy left many with a hole in their pockets! It was a good job the bus had a big boot for the purchases of some. The food in the café was first class and their cream cakes were too great a temptation for most!

On to Richmond next to the delightfully quaint Georgian Theatre where seats seem to be right on the stage amongst the actors. Aladdin was the Pantomime this year, with a guest appearance from Freddie Mercury as the Genie. There was much jeering, booing and hissing, “It’s behind you” ing and slapping of thighs! Light bulbs were thrown at the baddie with great gusto. Laughs were a-plenty and the whole performance was first class. Aladdin did get a shock from his audience when he said, “I’ve been silly haven’t I?”, “ Yes”, immediately came back from the whole auditorium. Unexpected, as the Panto dame remarked. One of the best Panto Dames around. It was lovely to see some young members of the cast involved too. Well done everyone. Highly recommended. Ice creams and drinks in the interval too.

But all too soon it was time to go home, happily worn out after lots of laughter and fun.


Wynyard Hall Christmas Fayre

We had another splendid trip to Wynyard Hall for the Christmas Fair. On arrival, it was certainly very busy but with good reason. The hall itself and the marquee and other areas were fully decked with the most wonderful Christmas goods for sale. We then headed to Hardwick Hall and an excellent afternoon tea. The staff were most helpful and even provided cardboard boxes to allow us to take home the uneaten goodies for supper. Very well done to Malcolm for all his hard work in organising another brilliant day out!

Alan S

Photographs Bob C

Invitation to Art Block, Saturday 30th November

Hello to Edan members, have a festive glass of mulled wine, and view ‘The magic Drawer’, our new Christmas exhibition! 

We would be very pleased to see you at the Art Block on Saturday 30th November, between 11.00am and 2.00pm. Edan member Carol White is providing the mulled wine and there will be a few nibbles too. 

Most importantly, just come along to say hello.   Bring friends and family. All are welcome!

With best wishes

Jean S. ppEdan Committee