Christmas Dinner 2022

A letter to my younger self by Chief Constable Gary Roberts; heads or tails to win fantastic raffle prizes; Rotary PHF awardees honoured and a lot of Christmas cheer and Christmas pudding - here is a snippet of our Christmas Dinner in 2022.


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District Governor Elect Eric Cowcill with Club President Geoff McCann

District Governor Elect Eric Cowcill visit - July 2016

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