A change is as good as a rest, they say, and for our March meal out the committee decided to book The Queen’s Head, Little Wenham. As it turned out it was a great decision! Mark and Patsy gave us a very warm welcome and had laid on a hot, serve-yourself buffet in their spacious dining room, with choices of tasty dishes such as a chicken tagine, chicken tikka masala and a lamb casserole. There was rice, jacket potatoes, chunky chips and extra seasonal vegetables too. Desserts followed, including apple crumble and custard, chocolate fudge cake and fresh fruit salad with cream. The two dozen Capel Ladies Club members who attended were all very happy with their meals, and there was a jolly atmosphere in cosy surroundings. We will definitely be returning to The Queen’s Head for second helpings at some point!
The police theme from our museum visit cropped up again at our March meeting, when Gary Egerton, a retired police officer and Blue Badge Tourist Guide, made a welcome return visit to the club to tell us about “The Funny Side of Policing”. He had a wealth of amusing yarns to tell from his various experiences – first, as a rookie cop, pounding the beat at the tender age of nineteen, then as a member of the C.I.D., solving crimes, and finally as a police protection officer responsible for guarding V.I.P.’s like members of the Royal Family, pop groups and politicians.
Gary is a great storyteller and has a proper ‘policeman’s voice’, so we had no trouble hearing the hilarious accounts of incidents from his time on the force.
At the end of the evening he received much enthusiastic applause from a smiling crowd of Capel Ladies Club members who had been treated to large doses of “the best medicine” – LAUGHTER!
Our next speaker promises more amusing anecdotes when she reveals facts concerning the subject of “Knickers”- so do come and join us for a jolly evening! New members always welcome!