…we were bowled over by last night’s event at Finchley Bowling Club
Article by Pam Taylor – photos by Andrew Taylor
The dining area was jam packed with about 70 people and we had a most enjoyable three course meal. After the main course the cabaret started with Sally Ann Triplett, star of stage, TV and radio who entertained us wonderfully singing nearly a dozen songs from some of the shows in which she has starred. Further information on Sally Ann Triplett on Wikipedia. She was admirably accompanied on the piano by Lee Ormsby who surprised us later in the evening when he sang a medley from “Phantom of the Opera” – his voice was so beautiful I could have listened to him for ever.
We were invited to this event by one of the committee members, Eddie Lane, and the second singer of the evening was his son, Danny, who sang four songs from Chicago, Follies, South Pacific and Les Miserables. He is only 16, has a lovely voice and is very self-assured. This guy is definitely heading for a star-studded future.
Sam McKeown entertained us with an excellent rendering of Willie Nelson’s country song called “Me and Paul” and was followed by the lovely Sandra Papier (grandmother to Danny) whose “As long as he needs me” I found quite emotional.
There was a raffle and then Ron Raymond, their Vice President, announced it was Hilary’s swan song and thanked her for all the work she has done over the years for the club. She received a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Hilary then thanked everyone and especially some of the ladies for all their help over the years.
I do hope this is repeated next year and that Eddie invites us again.
Finally, the Finchley Bowls club bowling green on a summer’s day.