The Sneaky Beak BBQ

On the evening of Saturday 27th April, we had our first fun event at The Swan: a fundraising BBQ. Over 250 people attended from all areas of the community, and all ages too.

We went through quite a few barrels of Windsor & Eton ale, and hundreds of hamburgers!. We were quite surprised by this to be honest and it took some emergency runs to make sure things kept going.

There was some excellent entertainment, tours of the building, and a whole pile of information about The Swan. There was even the opportunity to influence the final colour of the exterior.

Huge thanks to all the volunteers during the event, and those that set it all up including the stage and sound system. Hopefully these photos encapsulate some of the community spirit and fun that was had.

The welcoming committee

The welcoming committee

The courtyard was busy

The courtyard was busy

Carol and chums having a good time

Carol and chums having a good time

Enjoying a chat

Enjoying a chat

Richard looking after The Bevy

Richard looking after The Bevy

Taking shelter from the rain shower

Taking shelter from the rain shower

Putting the world to rights

Putting the world to rights

Even the short shower didn't deter

Even the short shower didnt deter

A real community affair

A real community affair

Anne who was our cashier

Anne who was our cashier

It was a wee bit busy

It was a wee bit busy

Enjoying the BBQ food

Enjoying the BBQ food

The volunteers who manned the bar

The volunteers who manned the bar

Another tour getting ready

Another tour getting ready

Richard enjoying a beer

Richard enjoying a beer

Deep in discussion

Deep in discussion

Big Alan - one of the Demolition Boys

Big Alan - one of the Demolition Boys

It was busy until dusk

It was busy until dusk

The BBQ team who did a fab job

The BBQ team who did a fab job

Tony the BBQ maestro

Tony the BBQ maestro

John looked after the fire, BBQ, set-up ...

Tony the BBQ maestro

Selecting the colour of The Swan

Selecting the colour of The Swan

Our excellent entertainment

Our excellent entertainment

Some found it a little cold

Some found it a little cold

Listening to the short update

Listening to the short update

Update from Richard

Update from Richard

Night, night ... time to go

Night, night ... time to go