Friday, May 26, 2006

The Board Meeting


The Board Meeting

I'd like to thank those members and "shareholders" who turned up at the Board Meeting last night at The Maltings, in Claypath Lane, South Shields. It was a pleasure to be able to put some faces to names and get to know people on a more individual and intellectual basis. Although numbers weren't great, the company certainly was!

We had hoped for one or two more ex-pats but had to make do with Baldy Smith who only emigrated as far as Chester-Le-Street, Jarrow Pete (self explanatory), and BrianC who emigrated to Wimbledon some many years back, sadly we were without ElaineH who had wished to travel back to South Shields from Florida, however, she has been recently diagnosed as having breast cancer and needs to continue her treatment in the States, we all wish her a healthy recovery. One other lady who was able to attend was CJ; now she is not a Shields lass at all, she is a cockney who a met a Shields lad in "the smoke" came up here for a visit to see what his home town looked like, loved it that much that she decided to stay! Ah, a convert.

Special thanks for gracing our meeting also go to Big Ry and Jimmy Whizz who run the South-Shields Sanddancers website, and who generously gave me the space to run the Curly's Cornershop Message Board, it was nice to see young Ry who seems to have shied away from previous meets. The Shields journalist Muzzychuck missed an ideal opportunity to find out who he chats to online, and possibly the seed of a good story, hard lines mate.

We met in The Maltings, owned and operated by Jeff McConnell of The Jarrow Brewerey, they also run The Robin Hood, we had developed a taste for his beers at previous board meetings, and they offer a selection of fine ales with interesting local names;

  • Jarrow Bitter
  • Rivet Catcher
  • Red Ellen
  • Bede's Ale

The trouble is with these microbreweries offering "real ale" is that they taste so good and slip down the throat so easily, that a great deal of caution is required to assure a steady walk home!

Click the thumbnails to enlarge




Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Comments: Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link



<< Home
_________________________________________________________________






About Me

Curly
Born in 1956
Sanddancer
Sunderland fan
Male
Retailer
Former Borough Councillor
View my Profile

Contact

Email Curly

south-shields AT
blueyonder DOT co DOT uk

Got a story?
Got a tip off?
Got some scandal?
Let me know!

07941386870

Search

Search this site

Comments

How do I make a comment on this blog?
Iain Dale Guide to Blogging
Links

Curly's Corner Shop website
Curly's Photoshop
My Message Board
Shields photo gallery
RTG Message Board
Sunderland AFC Blog
Site Feed
Search For Blogs, Submit Blogs, The Ultimate Blog Directory

British Blogs.


Blogroll Me! Top of the British Blogs
Past

December 2004 January 2005 February 2005 March 2005 April 2005 May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 August 2005 September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007


.