This weekend myself, Angella and Members of the Eastern Region Bentley Drivers Club gathered on a decidedly chilly 28th November at the rather splendid 16th Century listed Tudor house, Seckford Hall in Woodbridge, Suffolk for our Christmas luncheon with a goodly number of members braving the elements in their older Bentleys.
Some of the early arrivals took the time to enjoy the lounge with its welcoming and warming wood burning stove before proceeding to the bar for drinks before luncheon with the usual toasts to Her Majesty the Queen and W O Bentley.
When luncheon was over Eastern Region Chairman, John Godwin addressed the room and proceeded to present the Guy Gibson Award to David Ward, the award itself is a large black toy dog which was first presented on an earlier Dam Busters Tour of 2017 and is given on the spur of the moment for “no particular reason at all,” but well deserved none the less.
A group photograph was taken in front of the Christmas tree with the Guy Gibson Award taking pride of place at the front before returning to the bar again.
On the basis that you can’t have too much of a good thing seven couples had elected to stay the night when the others had departed so continued the festivities until sometime later, including an impromptu quiz on World War Two and I think it fair to say, a good time was had by all.