Date: Saturday 10th July 1993
Venue: Sherridge, Malvern Hills
Host: Peter Norbury
An Edwardian Junket
Junket: “A pleasant expedition or outing at which eating and drinking are prominent.“ OED.
On Saturday 10th of July 1993, the Club and its guests met in suitable attire for an Edwardian Junket at Sherridge below the Malvern Hills. Thanks to the genial hospitality of our host, Peter Norbury, it was a wholly delightful occasion. Sherridge is the sort of house Jane Austen would have approved of, and which Elgar knew well: indeed a member of the Norbury family is associated with an Enigma Variation which was played as we took wine.
A marquee in case it rained. It did.
Outside four whole lambs were roasted on spits, Argentinian style, which we ate in a festive marquee to the sound of Garry Page and his Brass Pages Quintet.
Afterwards some members played croquet, others just admired the ladies’ hats, and all agreed that the chairman’s authentic Edwardian moustache specially grown for the occasion had been worth waiting for.
In the drawing room, when it rained.