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Annual Garden Party

1 December 2016

The 146th Annual Garden Party took place at the Grand Connaught Rooms with Brian Vandervilt as Samuel Pickwick Esq.

Guest of Honour was Dominic Holland, Stand-Up Comedian and After Dinner Speaker.

This year around 550 dined.


10 Decmber 2015

The 145th Annual Garden Party took place at the Grand Connaught Rooms with Frederick Parr as Samuel Pickwick Esq.

Guest of Honour was John Moloney, Stand-Up Comedian and After Dinner Speaker.

This year around 530 dined.


4 December 2014

The 144th Annual Garden Party took place at the Grand Connaught Rooms with Peter Legg as Samuel Pickwick Esq.

Guest of Honour was Ian Irving, Essex born Comedian and After Dinner Speaker.

Once again just over 600 dined.


5 December 2013

The 143rd Annual Garden Party took place at the Grand Connaught Rooms with John Mist as Samuel Pickwick Esq.

Guest of Honour was Fergus Slattery, former British Lion and Ireland Rugby Captain. Just over 600 dined.

5 December 2013
And the bar slowly fills...

5 December 2013
A properly attired Member...

5 December 2013
The trumpeters of The Life Guards requesting us to take our seats...

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The top of the top table...

5 December 2013
The table is set...

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The plum pudding arrives...

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A few of the 600 plus diners...

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Animated conversations...

5 December 2013
Bring in the Punch...

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The Punch is sampled...

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Did I tell you about...

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...and the toast is "The Immortal Memory... and The Pickwick Bicycle Club"

5 December 2013
That's it for another year...

5 December 2013
Just time to visit the official switching on of the gift from Norway.