can I say? Thank you all very much for coming!
As well as local friends, it was nice seeing those who
flew in specially from afar - Di Hill from Alderney and
John Gardner from Scotland, adding that 'Basil Fawlty'
touch to the party and others who arrived by other means
of transport from around the country. The loud music (traditional
Potters Bar plus new editions) and dancing went on until
last orders were called at the bar at 1:00 am. Paul Randell's
songs, which were secretly snuck into the programme were
an instant success and Po really enjoyed her birthday
other track which was given its first local airing, 'I
Love Ross-on-Wye' turned out to be a fantastic success
and received repeated replay requests. It was indeed the
last record of the night and I'm pretty sure that everyone
went home singing it to themselves. That song was sent
in to me some months ago by the 'Goth' artist himself,
a regular Wyenot News reader from London. The moment
I heard it I knew it would go down a treat. (A bit like
when you're constipated and eat peanuts - oh no, that's
'come out a treat'.) Lots of you asked for a copy. I will
ask the performers' permission to distribute it locally.
(If you liked the Paul Randell music, the tracks were
aired on last week's Wyenot News and can be downloaded
or listened to here.
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I didn't take as many photos this year as I was too busy
playing music and drinking beer but there are a few below
and I will publish the rest in a gallery when I have a
little more time, later in the week. To see what people
wrote in the Book of Remembrance this year, click
here. (Opens in a separate window - just close
a manager for Clinton Cards in Hereford is one of the
original Potters Bar 'Winky Woo' drinkers, you can tell
by the way she has brought the cocktail, originally invented
by the 'Two Alans' into the computer age - doing away
with the slice of lemon and maraschino cherry, adding
a fibre optic lighting effect in its place.
again for coming and thank you to Christo and Ben for
being such fantastic Potters Bar Barstewards for the night.
It was great to see you all again and I'll see about arranging
a summer version next time. We could invite a brass band
to play on the lawn and then stand around them sucking
lemons - just like the good old days.