May Banquet and Ball, Friday 3rd May, Hallmark Hotel, Liverpool South.

Our May Banquet and Ball was held at 7.30pm, Friday 3rd May at the Hallmark Hotel, Liverpool South. Dress – Black Tie. The evening had a 60’s theme. Over 70 Brothers, wives and guests attended.

The evening commenced with a swinging 60’s cocktail served on arrival , before our Banquet in the Ballroom of the Hotel.

The Hallmark again served an excellent meal and our thanks go to Bernard and all the staff. The service and approach of the staff was second to none.


Tian of Melon

Rosemary infused Lamb
Caramelised Red Onion & Goat’s Cheese Tart (V)

Eton Mess

Coffee & Mints

Our after dinner speaker was Ingrid Spiegl, the wife of Fritz Spiegl. Ingrid talked about Fritz, a Jewish refugee from Austria in 1939, who was a well known Liverpool resident, musician, journalist, broadcaster, humorist and composer. The talk was fascinating and reminded all of a significant contributor to the Liverpool scene and the local culture.

The evening continued with Bingo, which had its heyday in the Sixties. It gave much amusement to all with numerous prizes going to many.

Music from the Andy Finch Disco during the meal and afterwards for dancing again reminded us all of a different era.

The entire evening was a notable success. Our President gave considerable time and effort in planing and organising the evening. A sincere thank you from all to Brother President Phil Gray.