Last night the band gave a performance to an invited audience of some 80 friends and family members at Staining Village Hall.
It was great to see so many people there, especially as some of them we don't see all that often. Old school friends had come from the Rochdale area, some family had come from the Chester area and Fran's brother and his wife drove up from Swindon to spend the night with us.
There were, of course lots of friends, family and colleagues from Blackpool, Cleveleys and Garstang to swell the numbers.
It was only the second time we had arranged a season-starter for ourselevs and this time any excess funds will be going to Cat Rescue (Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde.
Each member of the band shares their house with 2 cats and so it's a charity close to our hearts.
We had fun with some of Fran's friends last night who were calling for some Abba songs. Abba don't normally feature strongly in our act, though John did his best and included a snatch of Waterloo in the keyboard instrumental in the middle of Hi Ho Silver Lining!
Large versions of the photos: view from the hall, close view