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Pat James & Friends Christmas Party

Our first Christmas party took place on Dec 18th at Anglian Windows Social Club in Norwich. Around 130 of us enjoyed a sit down 3 meat buffet and sweet prepared by Maggie and her team of helpers. Delicious!. A well supported Christmas raffle took place with lots of great prizes together with a special raffle which had started several months ago, the top prize being a full size Casio Keyboard. The winning ticket was found to be Gordon James's who has guested for us on some occasions this year. A popular winner. Maggie then had a number of Fruit Basket presentations made to those who have helped make the Club such a success. (One to my dear wife Susan as well) Entertainment began just after 6pm with the introduction of Paul Scott on Accordian. Paul is rapidly making a name for himself as Norfolks own Jimmy Shand and his set was so well appreciated by all. Paul has a CD out early next year. Will keep you posted. Our guest singer/guitarist Bobby Graham then took to stage with a selection of Country classics before a very special visit from top singer songwriter Charlie Landsborough. OK, just kidding, it was me in disguise, but everyone remarked how Charlie sounded so much like Pat James.  After Charlie departed to catch his train home, Bobby then did a few more songs before I took my place on stage with many songs that I know our crowd just love. Pleased also to include a few new ones from my latest CD. Maggie's idea of serving up a mid evening snack of hot sausage rolls and mince pies about 8pm was spot on and again well appreciated. Finished the night on stage together with Bobby and included several well known Christmas songs. Altogether a lovely night and very well organised. Special thanks to my Aunt Maggie, Pam, Barnie and Jennie and all those who lent a hand. my own thanks to Bobby Graham who gave us such professional entertainment and did an even longer set while my make up team (The twins , Maggie and Ann) were making me a right Charlie. If anyone has pics from this evening they would like to send me, I will be pleased to add them to the Gallery