Trelawny’s Army Dinner & Dance 2015 – Report & Photos by Chairman Phil Trevarton
I am pleased to report that our Annual Dinner & Dance was a great success this year, although tinged with a little sadness with the news of the passing of Member No. 1 – Richard Major who was a regular supporter of the event.
Once again the Ponsmere Hotel at Perranporth served us a hearty three-course meal and was greatly enjoyed by the 30 members present. The Club is once again in debt to Carol Seymour for her organisation and her delicate touch in decorating the tables.
Our chosen guest this year was our first web-master John Prowse, accompanied by wife Marion. John spoke of how he met Trelawny’s Army members at away games and offered his services to set up a web-site for the Club whilst living on the Isle of Wight. It is true to say that we were one of the first rugby web-site in the Country and at one stage rated in the top ten rugby sites nationally. John thanked in particular Bill Hooper and the late Tom Prout for supplying material for the site and maintaining its vibrancy. John, after running the site for some 20 years felt it was time for a fresh insight and is truly pleased in the format that new web-master Phil Richards has introduced to the site.
Photo – John Prowse flanked by wife Marion addresses the dinner
A number of presentations were made at the evening; firstly a pair of Cornish cuff-links was presented to John Prowse and a bouquet to wife Marion. Ed Head was presented with the Men’s’ Bowling Trophy, whilst partner Jenny Walker was presented with the Ladies Bowling Trophy. The final presentations were firstly to Trixie Gordon for her many years of service to the Club and finally Ian Gordon was presented with a pair of Pasty Cufflinks from Club Chairman Phil Trevarton for his personal support over the years.
This concluded the formal proceedings of the evening, and the assembled members retired to the bar where our chosen entertainment for the evening commenced.
Photo- The Cadgwith Singers sing “Trelawny”
We were entertained this year by the Cadgwith Singers who serenaded us into the late hours with popular local songs and enjoyed by all members present.
A great time was had by all and we now look forward to the remainder of the rugby season and the commencement of the Bill Beaumont County Championship and the progress of the County U.20 team in the later stages of their competition.