Knights Templar Visit to Cardiff May 2015


Knights Templar Visit to Cardiff May 2015

Following the success of the previous weekends another Crusade was arranged, this time
to the City of Cardiff.

The Provincial Prior R.E. D.Gary Read and his wife Vivienne, together with the Sub Prior Alan Howls and his wife Anne, once again were joined by a party of Knights and their Ladies on a weekend at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel from 15th – 17th May.

On arrival at the Marriott Hotel, in the wonderful City of Cardiff, the party was treated to a superb meal in the Restaurant. Following the meal, V.Em. Kt. Richard Glover entertained everyone with his wonderful rendition of two famous monologues which received rapturous applause.

After breakfast on the Saturday, members of the party enjoyed a day at leisure in Cardiff visiting many of the attractions. Many of the party enjoyed a tour on the “Open Touring Bus” around the City, calling off at the famous Cardiff Bay (Known in the past as Tiger Bay) and also many of the museums, the Millennium Stadium and of course Cardiff Castle.
A member of the group also went to the “Big Pit National Coal Museum” in Blaenavon and said that they thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

On the Saturday night everyone enjoyed another wonderful meal in the Restaurant.
Entertainment was provided by the talented “Croeso Singers”, a group of men from the Cynon Valley singing many traditional Welsh songs and many other popular songs. There was quite a lot of hilarity and audience participation, which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
Two members of the group, Alan Howls and Jonathan Bryan were invited to join in and sing along with the rendition of the “The Gendarmes Duet.” They were adorned with flashing police helmets and sang along with gusto which proved to be hilarious and there was rapturous applause. The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all and everyone agreed that this was a night to remember.
During the evening the Ladies and Knights received a gift as a memento of the weekend.

On Sunday morning following a leisurely breakfast, everyone made their way home back to the Midlands.

The weekend proved to be once again an outstanding success enjoyed by all with plans for another weekend in 2016.

Article by Em. Kt. Lyndon Goddard