On Wednesday, 7th March, Caterham Round Table were delighted to welcome local NSPCC representatives Robin and Caroline Wilson togther with Maggie Lloyd to one of their regular Wednesday meetings.
The 21st of January seems a long way off now, but the memories of the Caterham Round Table: ‘Knights of the Round Table’ Ball are still very fresh in our minds.
Well over 500 people enjoyed a fantastic evening with wonderful decorations, great food, ‘unusual’ entertainment (complete with a technical hiccup, or two) and an excellent set from DJ Mark Adams and his two ‘roadies’.
Wednesday 29th Feb, saw 15 members of Caterham Round Table descend upon Laser Quest in Sutton.
Who’d have thought that a group of ‘grown’ men could decend into a bunch of kids, effectively playing ‘Coyboys & Indians’ at the drop of a hat (apart from a woman, that is).
The fifteen were divided up into two groups and, upon entering the ‘dome’, the older (some might say, wiser) members, took to the high ground and held it, much to the chagrin of their younger protagonists.
Once again we were lucky with the Caterham weather on the Saturday night and had a fabulous turn out of around 2500 people for this years’ event.
The massive bonfire took a a good 10 to 15 minutes to burn down enough before the first of the fireworks could be ignited. Meanwhile DJ Mark Adams kept the crowd entertained while the local Scouts and Round Table did a roaring trade in Hot Dogs, Burgers, Mulled Wine and of course, the essential ‘Gloomy Loomies’.
Once the fireworks got under way, the display was as good as ever with something approaching £5,000 worth of fireworks being set off during a dramatic 20 minute show.
The High Street was closed throughout the afternoon as about 5,000 revellers descended on the town for the third annual Caterham Street Party.
Caterham Round Table organised the human boat races for both children and adults were among the early highlights.
More than 20 two-person teams competed in each event, running along the High Street while carrying small mocked-up boats.
The winners in the children’s race were Luke Shires, 14, and Alex Doone, 15, in a boat sponsored by Ridge Radio. The adults’ race was won for the second successive year by Michael Burtenshaw, 16, and Matt Cavaciuti, 18, in a Caterham Communications boat.