The annual Senior Citizens lunch at the Burghwallis produced a few surprises that would rock both Strictly Come Dancing and the X Factor.
The parish Poor’s Field fund produced the cash to provide 39 of the senior citizens in the parish with a free Christmas lunch in the Burghwallis pub.
This year the atmosphere was bolstered by the performance of a group of 12 in a ukulele band and the surprise appearance of the vicar Reverend Richard Walton singing “I’m getting married in the morning” and Dave Maxwell’s (Councillor) hula skirt swayed to the rendition of “She wears red feathers and a hula hula skirt.”
These hidden talents delighted the pensioners who also enjoyed the festive lunch of really good beef and turkey with all the trimmings followed by Christmas pud or chocolate fudge with mince pies and tea and coffee. An interesting fact; why are only Christmas meals served with “all the trimmings” which then disappear up the loft along with the fairy lights and tinsel to be replaced by all your veg for the other 364 days a year.
Rather than sneaking out before the national anthem or the opportunity to help do the washing up the gathering was treated to a finale treat from the ukulele band.