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This year's film by the Dallimore Brother's for Elizabeth and Ralph Bolland's 'Santa Special Charity Evenings' was the funniest yet. Elizabeth was the star of the film with a comic 'drunk' scene, more remarkable as she is a non-drinker. 

The visitors to this charity do, in aid of the local church and Guide Dogs for the Blind, also got the opportunity to see the previous five films again. Refreshments were available, and a chance to watch Ralph's outside model train layout in operation. The Bollands will announce the total amount of money raised from the event, believed to be around £850, in next month's Community News.

There was also a general knowledge quiz based on the 12 days of Christmas. The answers were:- David Cassidy played in The Partridge Family, Wordsworth was the Lakeland poet, the crustacean was a lobster, Asia was home to the mynah bird, Antwerp was the Olympic venue, Howard Hughes the millionaire flyer, the Swan river was in Australia, the Mikado was the operetta, Dégas the French artist, Lord Burghley was a gold medal hurdler, Coventry the recipient of the John Piper window, and finally Jamie Oliver the drummer with Scarlet Division. The tie-break question was never needed, but the answer was Christmas.

The winners of the competition was Alan and Shirley Tutton, with two runners-up, Joyce Bache and Finn Watkins.



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Calling all charity organizations and groups in Badsey and the Vale, if you want an hour of fun and music for your members then why not get the ChORD-ITES to visit and entertain you with their seven-piece ukulele band. Sorry, they don't do weekend, or outdoor gigs.
Contact: Will Dallimore Tel No. 01386 831012 (Email: editor

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