Rob Ward's retirement dinner
Simpson's-in-the-Strand, Friday December 13, 2002
[ If you would like to be reminded of one of the songs we used to sing at our Christmas parties, click here]
[Click on the thumbnail pictures to see them in full size. Identification of the individuals is provided after the series of thumbnails.]
|"Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch?"||"Do you really expect us to buy one of these?"||What are they plotting?||Are you missing your "next door neighbour?"|
|What's that "youngster" doing here?||Here's to you, and here's to me, and here's Touyet||More of a shock than a tingle!||I've actually heard that one before, Rob|
|It's true, I've got him in the palm of my hand||Just whisper it Joe . . .||. . . It's the right one, Maggie||There aren't too many I look up to|
|It's been nice knowing you . . . I think!||Someone really should tell him||So I auditioned for the part of Quasimodo . . .||. . . But they gave it to me instead|
|You must be two of the younger fellows||Shaken or stirred but never Bethune||You were always good for a laugh, Robert||I know my place . . .|
|So if you find yourself in need of a helping hand . . .||So what would you recommend to follow?||We could almost hold our own old lags reunion||"No, Gordon, I'm afraid the jobs already taken|
|A pair of crutches? I'll let you know||Who? Me?||So who is this guy?||Oh good, it's time for the speeches|
|It's okay, we're keeping an eye on the coats||Good! My wallet's still there||I'd like to get up, but I seem to be stuck||Well, for God's sake, say something!|
|Who's the lovely boy, then?||And who's the lovely girl?||That's my final offer||Joe's borrowed my hearing aid|
|The database hasn't really worked since I left!||Thinks: Wish he wouldn't keep staring like that||Hmm, what would Peter say if I moved on her||Unaccustomed as I am to dinner jackets|
[Here follows the identification list - by row, from left to right]
Row 1, Picture 1: John Holmes-Walker, James Coulson, Jim White; Picture 2: Bob Finch, Andrew Lavey; Picture 3: Ian Routledge, Robert Kulp; Picture 4: Brian Bennett, Bernadette Cowley.
Row 2, Picture 1: Peter Dyke, Peter Glass, Rob Ward, John Keir; Picture 2: David Tingle, Mike Thomas, John Touyet, Audrey Goodson; Picture 3: Rob Ward, David Tingle; Picture 4: Rob Ward, Brian Bennett, David Young.
Row 3: The Maggie Ward Series: With David Collins, Joe Biccaregui (2), Tom Avenell.
Row 4, Picture 1: Tom Ewig, Joe Sinclair; Picture 2: Andrew Lavey and Tom Ewig (background), Simon Price; Picture 3: David Tingle, Mel Williams, Jim White; Picture 4: David Collins.
Row 5, Picture 1: Colin Rubery, John Hatton, John Holmes-Walker; Picture 2: Mary Bethune, Rob Ward; Picture 3: Joe Sinclair, Robert Kulp; Picture 4: Joe Sinclair, Jeff Anderson, Rob Ward.
Row 6, Picture 1: Linda Hogg, Angus Frew; Picture 2: Rob Ward, Mary Meikle, Jim White; Picture 3: Rob Ward, John Witton; Picture 4: Gordon Steel, John Hatton.
Row 7, The Mel Williams Series: With Paul Furze, alone (2), and John Holmes-Walker.
Row 8, Picture 1: Robin Lynch, Mary Bethune; Picture 2: John Holmes-Walker, Chris Van Pelt; Picture 3: Les Kawoh; Picture 4: David Collins, Bob Finch, Mahendra Nagda.
Row 9, Picture 1: Colin Rubery; Picture 2: Audrey Goodson; Picture 3: Mahendra Nagda, Andew Lavey; Picture 4: Tony Hopkins, John Witton, David Young.
Row 10, Picture 1: Mary Meikle; Picture 2: John Witton, Mary Bethune, Robin Lynch; Picture 3: David Young, Mary Meikle; Picture 4: Richard Green.
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