MOODLAW Point and Henry Street South neighbours gathered on Jennety’s Green to mark the occasion of Stevie Ellwood’s semi-jubilee.
Every effort was made to observe social distancing regulations but, nonetheless, a grand time was had in the mixture of chilly winds and sunshine.
Jean and George, Stevie’s parents, were in attendance, along with other members of his family and a healthy number of neighbours joined in, too.
David Jeffrey played a few tunes on the pipes and a mind-boggling Common Riding anagram quiz was provided by Katrina and Ross Mabon.
Gavin Graham was asked to make the presentation to Stevie from all the neighbours. This he did in his usual eloquent fashion, touching on the pandemic and its effect on proceedings but focusing on the positive. He said how the last 25 years would have flown past for Stevie but the memories would still be fresh in his mind. Gavin wished Stevie all the best for Friday and said this year would be remembered for a long time to come.
Much blethering ensued and one or two beverages were consumed during a perfectly pleasant afternoon in the company of friends.