So its off to T**** . And seeing what the rest of the Society brought they did the same. Altho there were some very strange sandwiches which we were told were minced ham (?) and egg. An interesting taste. ..... Not sure of the texture....or if they were left over.....
But there was plenty wine, cheese and biscuits. Sausage rolls, quiche, crisps and peanuts. (The latter donors, we know who you are, cheapskates.)
The highlight of the evening is the slide show. One year it was "This is the building that was bombed, here is another building that was bombed, " and so on. Did you know Fraserburgh was the second place to London that had the most bombs dropped? Well, neither did I, but on their way home the nasty Nazis jettisoned any old bomb they had left. On Fraserburgh. Now some people think that is still a good idea.
Anyway last night was on the 1960s and 1970s.
No - this was in the 1930s, one of the posters produced by the railways to promote train travel. But in the era we were looking at we still had trains and a train station.
The buses looked like this.
Kids looked like this, no change there then.
And Fraserburgh had THE BEATLES!!!!!! Before they were famous, and pre Ringo too and not sure about the one on the right.
(I also saw the Beatles before they were famous, but they did have Ringo. )
Now I have a confession to make. None of these pictures were seen last night. No. We had photograph after photograph of Fraserburgh Gala throughout the two decades with various people saying " Is that Alex/Donald/Sandy/ Moira/Mhairi ?" followed by a detailed account of how, when and from what they died and what a splendid funeral they did or didnt have.
So I leave you with yet another photograph that we didnt see last night.