December 2019 Update

A Happy end to 2019 and a warm welcome to 2020

December began with a most interesting illustrated talk by Jeremy Hall from Peter Hall & Son furniture makers, restorers and upholsterers of Staveley & Windermere. Now in its third generation we were given an insight into the history and philosophy of the family business. The full history from Peter’s flying career as a World War II aerial photographer and later a flying ace fighter pilot awarded with a Distinguished Flying Cross & Bar to the third generation of this talented family can be found at

The family firm was also responsible for the refurbishment of SY Gondola on Lake Coniston. As well as refurbishing the ceiling and re-upholstering the luxurious seating in Gondola’s first class saloon, the National Trust commissioned Peter Hall & Son to undertake the work to replace the striking sea serpent, affectionately known as Sid, which adorns the prow. Sadly, the old Sid had rotted to the core having been battered by over 35 years of Lakeland weather.

Members and friends of the club enjoyed a very happy Christmas Meal at the Waterhead Hotel and a well-earned break before the start of the New Year.

Wishing all our members, friends of the club and those reading this web page a very Happy, Healthy and Successful 2020