Sale Sharks v London Irish

On a cold and wet Saturday morning Dave Thomas kicked the minibus into life and after collecting Bob Foster who lives opposite Dave, proceded to pick up the following members of Lechmere Volunteer Lodge for their away trip to see Sale sharks and London Irish. Roy Harris, Raymond Rooke, Brian Phillips, Dean Spencer, Trevor Dean, Charles Gwynn and John Pedley.

After travelling for an hour the fist stop was Keele service area where we took on refreshments and no it isn’t Roy doing an impersonation of Jimmy Durante, he needed to put his cup of Champagne somewhere while he took some photographs, would the person who asked him a question while he was taking the photographs please refrain in the future as it was a waste of good champagne when Roy attempted to respond agh!!!

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On arrival at at the AJ Bell Stadium we regrouped well most of us.I think Dave was sorting out the tickets and which entrance we should use

Finally inside we decided that it was time for more refreshments and photographs before the much anticipated kick off at 12:00 hours.

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P.S. Raymond its not compulsory to wear green just beacause we went to see London irish, especially as they went down 36 to 8 :-((

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 I thought Brian was missing his brother (Noisy) but it doesnt look like it.

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Thanks must go to Dave Thomas our very capable driver again, well done Dave. The game was won by Sale Sharks 36 to London Irish 8. 

After the game at a pub somewhere near to Sale, I’m not sure if Bob is saying be quiet or what, thanks for organising the day Bob, you’re a star. Brian looks a little pensive, I think he was missing his brother (noisy).The day raised £40 for the Almoners fund, looking forward to the next day out in February 2015.


And while we were all in a state of drunken euphoria, Charles Gwynn who had grown a moustache for Movember managed to prise £120 out of us for the mens health campaign (prostrate cancer, testicualr cancer and mental health).Charles reckons he had grown a moustache as you can see below but as we were only half way through the month I suppose its not too bad? Well done Charles.

© Trevor Dean 2014