The Short Walk & Dine groups walked from Malkins Bank Golf Club this month and afterwards ate their Christmas lunch there. Trevor Boxer reports an incident there which buoyed them up and shows the benefits of regular exercise for mature people.
On arriving at the golf club bar area, I saw the tables set out with crackers and wine glasses etc., but had expected us to be in function room, usually used for wedding receptions, and also set out for a Christmas meal. I asked the barman whether we were to be served in the bar area or in the function room.
His reply was “Oh, U3A will be in the room for wedding receptions, we’re just serving lunch for a load of old pensioners here in the bar”.