Thanks to all those members who attended the last social meeting before the summer. It was a well attended meeting with no connection to the business of canals. Our speaker was Cliff Warner J. P. And his topic was Humour at the Bench. Cliff gave us the benefit of his many years on the bench, and surprised us when he told us he’d only applied for a bet while he was still very young. Of course there were many stories about the dubious antics of the criminal classes, best of all being the criminal who stole a camera and got clean away – until he came back and asked to buy the instruction manual from the shop he had previously robbed!

Thanks Cliff for sending us into the holiday season in such a good mood. If you’re looking for activities in the summer you’ll have to join Eddy on the working party!