There were gangsters, robbers, North American Indians, pop stars, doctors, Mexicans, cowboys and even the Stig wondering about at Bryn Masonic Hall. You couldn’t be blamed for failing to recognise the WM of Bryn Lodge No 6553 Geoff Whittle, who set the scene by turning up as the horror character Chucky, with his wife Dawn as Bride of Chucky. Not normal behaviour at the Masonic Hall, unless of course, it was a Bryn Lodge social with a fancy dress theme.
Everyone entered into the spirit of the evening, including hall steward Phil Hughes and his staff, who went to town on costumes and really looked the part as they served everyone with food and drink. Sitting down to a fine meal of Cullen skink, roast lamb with potatoes and vegetables and a trio of sweets, the assembled band of cutthroats, villains and characters were entertained with background music with interludes of games, quizzes and prizes.
Sat all alone watching, but engaging with no-one and hidden behind his darkened crash helmet, was the white clad figure of the Stig. Who was he? Would his identity finally be revealed? Well, yes, but his secret remains safe – you had to be there.
After the meal, raffle and games followed a disco, with music that spanned the decades and had the dance floor full until midnight. A wonderful time was had by all and as the party goers left they certainly turned a few heads as they made their way home.