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Bank Holiday BBQ

Sunshine and an air of excitement filled the garden at Holmwood as residents and their families gathered for the annual Summer BBQ over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Decorations and music added to the party atmosphere and everyone chatted over drinks whilst the delicious smell of cooking from the BBQ hinted at the hearty meal to come.

Beautiful songs by Vera Lynn prompted memories of days gone by and resident, John Grant, told stories of his days in India with the Royal Air Force and his experiences working alongside Lord Mountbatten.

Following the lovely meal, glasses were topped up and the guests split into two groups to compete in a quiz. After lots of conspiratorial whispering the quiz went to a final tie-break and the winners celebrated with their prize of chocolates to accompany their white wine and Baileys.

The event closed with a raffle and lucky seat prizes that reminded residents of previous get-togethers and winning raffles at local pubs. Several families lingered over drinks, enjoying the sunny afternoon as they reminisced about how they used to spend their Summer holidays.

Everyone agreed that they had had a thoroughly enjoyable day! #nsign007