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Thursday, 14th March, 2002

Photo DrL On the evening of Thursday, 14th March, the officers hosted a dinner for Paul Carless in celebration of his two years in office as Master. The dinner was held in an upstairs room at "The Gay Hussar" in Soho, London, considered to be one of the finest Hungarian Restaurants in the country.

The Master, Chris Pickford, presented Paul with a framed photograph which was signed on the back by all those present at the dinner.

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Seated round the table (l-r) Andrew Stubbs (Treasurer), Colin Newman (Jnr Steward), Paul Carless (Immediate Past Master), Paul Mounsey (Senior Steward in Paul's first year as Master), Jim Phillips (Librarian), John White (Master before Paul), Phil Rogers (Secretary), Chris Pickford (Master), Stan Mason and Rodney Meadows (Trustees). (Photo by Dickon Love, Snr Steward.)
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The bottle of "the black stuff" that Jim seemed particularly partial too!

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Some satisfied diners at the end of the evening.

The event was touched with sadness when we learned that Rodney Meadows died so unexpectedly soon after arriving home from the dinner. The photograph above is therefore his last.

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