The Friends held their Christmas party (organised by some members of the Archaeology Group) in the barn on the evening of Saturday 12th December. There had been torrential rain that day and a lot of flooding but only one person was unable to come. A quiz started the evening. After indulging in an excellent buffet (provided by Pendle Heritage Centre) of quiche, cold meats, pork pie, salads, trifle, lemon meringue pie, mince pie and coffee we were coaxed into taking part in energetic games organised by Michael and Georgina. Having played musical chairs and other strenuous games we were then given more skilful ones to play such as boules using potatoes (none of which were round!) and rolling pound coins towards a bottle of wine. At the end of one of the games there had to be a tiebreaker and I lost – do you know how many time zones there are?! The evening drew to a close with the singing of traditional carols.