St David’s Day dinner

Friday 20 April 2018

No, we didn’t get the date wrong … our plans for 2 March were disrupted by snow, so the St David’s Day dinner had to be postponed. Mortonhall Golf Club provided excellent food and a warm welcome to 35 members of the Society. We were pleased to see some new and younger faces, and welcomed John Evans, our Gwr Gwadd, and his wife Susanne.

  • Our traditional table decorations, thanks to Jean!

John’s speech compared Welsh people who stayed at home with those who had gone abroad. He gave examples from different fields, many of which reflected on the supreme qualities of those born in Ceredigion. This was probably unsurprising – although John has lived in Scotland for many years, and has been a member of our Society on and off for some time, he was born in Aberystwyth and grew up in Aberteifi! Some of the “Gogs” (those from North Wales) in the company did not altogether agree with this bias!

In his vote of thanks, Hywel Williams made reference to John’s love of rugby and rugby refereeing, and brought out some momentos of games past …

A St David’s Day dinner is never the same without music, and Wyn Davies and Jim Hughes managed to squeeze in three favourites plus “Mae hen wlad fy nhadau” before the carriages were sent for.