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2nd ANNUAL ST GEORGE'S FESTIVAL DINNER & WEEKEND
at 'The Honest Lawyer Hotel', Durham
on Friday 24th April 2009
Guests of Honour: Mr Malcolm Pratt MBE DL and Mrs Beryl Pratt
Mrs Ursula Jobson & Mr Kevin Jobson, Chairman, Northumbria Branch, about to welcome the guests. (l-r): Mr Kevin Jobson, Mrs Ursula Jobson, Mr Bill Holden, President Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street, Dr Derek Hall, Trustee, National Gulf War Veterans & Families Association.
Mr Alex Nelson, Events Secretary, and Ms Pauline Morris
Table settings before dinner
Alex Nelson getting in the mood at 'The Honest Lawyer Hotel'.
The 'Beef' about to be carved

Chairman (standing) addressing the guests before proposing the toast to 'The Royal Society of St George'.
Seated (l-r) Mrs Beryl Pratt, Mr Malcolm Pratt and Mr Bill Holden.

Mr Bill Holden, President of The Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street, addressing the guests with an amusing pre-amble on the history of St George, before proposing a Toast to 'Northumbria Branch Officers'. Seated (l-r): Mr Tony Worton, Mrs Beryl Pratt, Mr Malcolm Pratt (standing Bill Holden) Mrs Ursula Jobson.
Some of the guests (l-r): Mrs Heather Worton, (unsighted Mr Tony Worton, Mrs Beryl Pratt), Mr Malcolm Pratt MBE DL taking to Mr Kevin Jobson, Mr Bill Holden Dr Derek Hall, Trustee, National Gulf War Veterans & Families Association, addressing the guests before proposing the Toast to 'Those Who Died in Defence of England'.
Mr Richard Turner, Vice-Chairman Northumbria Branch giving a reading of English verse entitled 'The Soldier' by Rupert Brook. (Seated right): Mrs Joan Turner. Mr Alex Nelson, Events Secretary, proposing the toast to 'England', this Blessed Plot, this Realm, this England, this Dear, Dear Land'. (Seated right): Mr Eric Pyke.
Mr Eric Pyke, Chairman, Northern Association of Retired Police Officers (Gateshead Branch), proposing the toast to 'Absent Friends'. Chairman, Kevin Jobson, photographed with Eric Pyke, Chairman, NARPO (Gateshead Branch).
Chairman, Kevin Jobson, with Mr Bill Holden, President Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street. Sunday, 26th April 2009, members of Northumbria Branch attended the Sunday morning service at The Royal Ancient & Monastic Parish Church of St Paul, Jarrow, as part of the celebration of the Festival of St George. (Rear l-r): Dr Derek Hall, Mr Alex Nelson (Centre l-r): Mr Tony Worton, Mrs Heather Worton, Vicar Rev. Jenny Lancaster, Mr Kevin Jobson, Mr Richard Turner. (Front l-r) Mr James Guy, Mrs Margaret Guy, Verger and Church Warden respectively (also both members of Northumbria Branch), and Mrs Ursula Jobson - holding a replica of the Church's Dedication Stone dating from AD 685.
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