Our OASSC members manned the bar at the Amazing Accrington beer festival led by the TopDog John Freeman, our Bar Manager, ably assisted by his Gun DogPeter Warburton and all for no individual payments, not even Breadcrumbs.
Members initially were like Scaredy Cats but once settled they felt like Lions Led By Donkeys, we had our supporters club answer to the Spice Girls in our Funky Monkey’s (Karen, Linda, Joanne, Deborah, Samantha, Ruth and Chloe) and of course our very ownHobgoblinRay Parkinson not forgetting That One Stevie Davies.
First time bar workers, such as Dean and Mark, started slowly but just like Spring Greensflourished as the event progressed.
Quenchwas extremely popular Ale although some members thought this was an invite to test the product.
Most customers were extremely well behaved although when being told that Cider had run out one disappointed chap was heard to call our Derek Reagan a Pheasant Plucker ,at least that’s what we think he said !
Was it the heat and amount of work causing Jim and Ruth Curtis to be all hot and bothered or was it that Cupidwas smiling down on them again.
BombardierPeter Leatham returned from holiday on the third day to inspect the troops and seeing the success likened them to a Premier Bitter, his return prompted Joanne and Karen to ask if he had been holidaying on the Costa Del Salford.