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A copy of the revised 2021 Tyne-Tees Centre Calendar of Events (July to December) can be downloaded HERE

Tyne-Tees Centre Golden Jubilee Awards Dinner: 4th December

Our Golden Jubilee Dinner will be held on Saturday December 4th at Hallgarth Manor Hotel, Pittington, Durham DH6 1AB, 7 for 7:30pm

Hallgarth Manor is approximately three miles from Junction 62 (A1M/A690). We have exclusive use of the function suite with its own bar and ample parking. We have a three course meal (menu choices below) and guest speaker (see below) now all we need is YOU. This means all of you but especially those members who like me go way, way back, it would be great to see all the old ( and sadly we are) faces again so please make an effort to come along . I can guarantee a fun evening amongst friends old and new and even a chance to win that raffle prize you have always dreamed or dreaded (delete as appropriate) All of this and more for the amazing price of £27:50 per person (yes, the Treasurer has been sedated).

Please select your food choices with names from the menu below and email them to anthony@scrutonvillage.co.uk together with your name and that of your guest (s). Please pay wherever possible by BACS to the club account, Sort 40-43-13, Account 41051067 using your name and JD as reference. Raffle prizes gratefully accepted and don’t forget to bring cash for the raffle! All monies raised by the raffle will go to Great North Air Ambulance.

Dress code: smart casual.

Menu.

Starters:

1)   Winter vegetable broth served with a crusty roll ( V, VE)

2)   Classic crayfish cocktail with buttered brown bread

3)   Trio of melon, fruit compote and iced sorbet. (V,VE)

 Mains:

4)   Traditional turkey breast with all the trimmings and a rich pan gravy.

5)   Braised feather-blade of beef, dauphinoise potato, red wine jus and a light horseradish cream.

6)   Cumin butternut squash and lentil wellington with dressed rocket and pesto. (V,VE)

Unless stated served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes

Desserts:

  • Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy sauce and ginger syrup
  • Warm chocolate brownie, chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.
  • Lemon and lime posset with shortbread biscuits.

           Vegan dessert available on request.

In order to make menu choices work for the hotel we must have a table plan: if there are particular people with whom you would like to share a table, please let me know when ordering and I will do my best.

Guest Speaker.

I am delighted that John Aston has agreed to be our guest speaker. John is a retired lawyer, Caterham Seven owner, fisherman, author, motoring book reviewer, serious petrolhead and much more. A man with a wide range of interests across motorsport whose latest book, “Driven” was a winner in Book Authority’s “Best motorsport books of all time category. Certainly one of the best motoring books I have read for years; in turns, thought-provoking , opinionated, funny but beautifully  written with real heart.

To get a flavour of John look at his website www.refugeoftheroads (yes, it is a Joni Mitchell reference) or Google John Aston Driven (other search engines are available) and read the Motor Sport review or read a sample on Google Books.

Tony Wood Chairman, MGCC Tyne-Tees Centre