Archive | July 2014

17th Jul | Summer BBQ

On a glorious hot summer evening, more than 40 members of Capel Ladies’ Club enjoyed their annual BBQ in Chairman Penny Thompson’s garden.

The ladies were greeted with a welcoming Pimm’s fortified with gin.  Chef Nick Eaton of Capel cooked burgers, sausages, chicken breasts, Suffolk-caught rainbow trout and Capel mushrooms stuffed with his own special recipe. He also made a variety of interesting and delicious salads, and his cooking was widely praised. There were exotic desserts and the ladies brought wine and soft drinks.

The garden was lit by candles as dusk turned into darkness. The BBQ, on 17 July, was a happy four-hour event, full of fun and laughter with the last of the ladies leaving at 11.30pm.

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3rd Jul | Orchard Players’ Show: ‘Juke Box Journey’


Twenty-five Capel Ladies’ Club members were transported back to the 1950s and 1960s by the Orchard Players’ vibrant production of Jukebox Journey with a live band in the Community Centre on 3 July. The set, an American Diner, was very professional and the cast sang and danced with gusto. The costumes for the first half of the performance looked like original 1950’s clothes, and the costumes  for the 1960’s  second half  performance  were of Mary Quant style. For the final number, Aquarius, the cast appeared as flower-power hippies!  It was a nostalgic journey for members with memories of their teenage years flooding back!