A sad day has come and passed. Kevin Bristow, a long standing member of over 7 years has been chucked out from Round Table 54 and into the 41 club.
The surprise day on Saturday 7th June 2014 started at the ASDA car park in South Wootton, King’s Lynn. It was raining hard and it looked like it had set it. Kevin was dressed as a small garden, whilst the rest of us had to be clothed in something with a flower on it. Most of us chose a Hawaiian theme, and one as a flowery wizard.
Kevin had his first bottle of beer gaffa taped to his hand and a collection box to the other. When everyone had arrived we made our way to the bus stop to catch the Coast Hopper to Brancaster and the White Horse Pub for our first celebratory drink of the day. Here the gaffa taped bottle was removed and replaced with the Pewter Tankard that celebrated Kevin’s chuckout and then filled with a pint of Wherry. The group made our way out to the veranda at the back to be greeted by blue skies and sunshine. This was to stay with us for the rest of the day. After a second drink and some bar snacks we made our way out and caught the next Coast Hopper upto Burnham Market.
Here we were introduced to the Hoste Arms with more drinks, and the nicest toilets in North Norfolk. We sat down in the courtyard for a while having a laugh and numerous conversations about everything. More drinks were consumed and then we walked over the road to the butchers so some of us could get some food. Pork pies where bought and scoffed as we made our way to the final pub for our celebratory meal.
The Lord Nelson was a short walk down the road where we were greeted by the Area 6 Chairman and our own President. More beer and soft drinks were bought as the food was prepared and we sat in the beer garden enjoying the sun and banter. The party moved into the private room for the meal. Toasts and speeches were made and Kevin gave us a small speech about his time in Table 54. Then it was off again to catch the last Coast Hopper into Hunstanton.
The sun was still shining out on us all and we visited The Waterfront for another drink and to sit on the beach front. Cinnamon doughnuts were supplied for all there and then off for a stroll to the Marine Bar near the bus stop. A few nipped off to one of the many chippies in Hunstanton, but some of us were saving our selves for the final pub. We caught the X10 and got off at Snettisham and onto the Rose and Crown.
Food time. Burgers and Scampi and a final pint for the trip home. The food here is always excellent, as well as the beer. We stayed here for a while with some old table stories and LOTS of jokes told by 41 member Jim. Then off to the bus stop for the final bus back to King’s Lynn.
Overall a fantastic day was had by all, and one that will be remembered by those that attended.