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A Xmas Dinner to remember!.....

A Xmas Dinner to remember!.....
Posted on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

We could not have chosen a better venue for our 2017 Christmas Dinner than the smart and elegant Cavendish Hotel, situated on Jermyn Street and thus at the centre of our sartorial world. Our private dining room was no underground bunker, but their spacious first floor Alto Room, where a magnificent table (left) was laid out for the large number attending. The roast turkey main course was not quite as traditional-style as expected, but the brilliant staff looked after us well and we dined in style.

......after a record year for the Suit and Tie Society......,

......after a record year for the Suit and Tie Society......,
Posted on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

The Christmas Dinner is always our most popular event of the year, and it was fitting that in a year of records for SATS, we should have the largest attendance ever. Robin Young, the Organiser, welcomed everyone and drew attention to the successes of 2017. We had the highest membership ever, and record numbers at our ‘black tie ‘ dinner at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in February, and for the dinner at the Reform Club in October. An enjoyable trip we made to the USA last May would be followed in 2018 by one to Romania.

......and an evening of merriment!

......and an evening of merriment!
Posted on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

Another kind of record was achieved during the evening, and a very welcome one, in that our traditional raffle at the end of the meal raised a larger sum than ever before, helped by the generous gifts of prizes from members, and their generosity (and optimism) in purchasing tickets! This should see the Society safely through the coming year. All present left in evident good spirits; some (pictured left) were staying at the hotel and adjourned to the bar, while others went off the nearby O & C Club for a drink or two there, rounding off one of our most successful events.

Do the Bakers still knead the dough?

Do the Bakers still knead the dough?
Posted on Monday, 4th December 2017

Judging by their magnificent banquet at the Mansion House on November 27th, the Worshipful Company of Bakers is still doing well. They are the second oldest City of London livery company, and we were delighted to be invited again to such a glittering occasion in the presence of the Lord Mayor of London, and to listen to a particularly witty speech of thanks by Lord West, former head of the armed forces and a hero of the Falklands. The pomp and circumstance, excellent food, and the beauty of the interior of the building, all made this an evening to remember.

A triumph for the Victory Services Club

A triumph for the Victory Services Club
Posted on Thursday, 30th November 2017

Our dinner on November 24th at the Victory Services Club unfortunately coincided with the disruption at Oxford Circus, not as bad as first feared, but which caused a late start. However, everyone got there and the excellent staff readily accepted extra diners whose original plans had been disrupted. The meal was so good that we congratulated the chef in person, with a well-deserved round of applause! Others joined us for drinks in the spacious bar (see left), and the well-attended social continued comfortably, late into the evening.

 

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