The Sandwich lads Christmas Dinners, Lights switch on's & more.

On Saturday 11th December 2004 the Sandwich touring Lads and Maria, who is an honorary member, had our Christmas drink and dinner, it's something we do each year.This year we went out to The St Crispin at Worth, and a fine time was had by all.

All at the table food on the way.
Cheers lads, Paul and Ian on the Hobgoblin
Tom and Johnny, enjoying a pint of Christmas ale.
Yo Ho ho, Here come's Santa

From the Crew here in Sandwich we hope you had a great Christmas and was also able to have a try of the great Christmas and winter ales that were around .

Maria, what do i fancy?

Please remember


Well its Christmas time again and The Touring boys end of year 2005 party was held on Friday 16th December at the Three tuns in staple, we had a great time and I hope you will enjoy looking at the pictures from the evening.

Tom and Johnny at the start of the evening Kev with hops or is it all his hair? Ian Tom and Simon
Ow careful lad Johnny and Tom at the table Meal time at the Tuns
Nice beer give it a go if you come across it
Corky and hops Whats this then?.
Nice real fire at the Tuns
Fine selection of real ales at the Tuns
Stand by for the food, All at the table All most the end of the night By the christmas tree

We all had a great night at The Three Tun's, so a big thanks to all the staff there.

Thought we would also have a added party to mark the end of 2005, so on Friday the 30th we headed off to Deal on the train from Sandwich, well it's only a 6 mins journey.

Most of the pubs we visited you'll find on our Deal Tour page, but one we've not been in that is well worth a visit to is The Eagle just by Deal Station

Cor it was cold that day Having a beer in the Ship Deal
All in The Ship Deal
Deal pier on that cold Friday But a warm smile form the Barmaid at The Eagle

From the Sandwich and Deal touring boys we hope you had a great Christmas and here's to more great tours in 2006.

Johnny And Santa at the Deal Christmas light switch on
Well it's Christmas time once again and the Touring boys have had another great year touring the Pubs around Sandwich, Deal, Dover and out in the countryside. On Saturday 9th December we had our Christmas dinner at The Plough in Ripple, thanks to Ian and all the gang for a great meal and evening
The Touring Boys 2006 Xmas dinner
At the start off the evening
Tom and Simon
Happy Kev
Happy Simon
Happy Tom
Fine selection or real ales
Food time
More Food
Kev at the Bar
The Boys Christmas Dinner was on Saturday 8th December 2007 at The Bohemians in Deal. Once again this year we all had a great time and some great beers and super food. When in Deal this pub/Resturant is well worth a visit, it's just a stones throw from Deal pier. Below you'll find a selection of photos from our evening. From all the Touring Boys we hope you have a great and safe Christmas, and a very Happy New Year..
Ian, Tom, Paul, Kev and Johnny behind the bar at The Bohemian in Deal
All the Public side of the Bar
Kev and Ian enjoying the night!
Tom looking scary!
Ian looking Scary
Tom with something on his head, and it aint hair!
A happy Paul with his beer!
A happy Lad Lewis!
The workers at Sandwich Post office in Fancy Dress
Look out i', in trouble again!
Postman Martin as Santa in Ash
Above and below....On Tuesday 18th December 2007 the Post Office sorting staff in Sandwich all put on fancy dress to deliver mail around the the area to raise money for the East Kent Hospice, they even went out in fancy dress. I joined them and we did an Outside Broadcast on kmfm from the sorting office and on a round in Ash. Over £1500 was raised.
Some people have wanted to do this to me for a long time, is Marie going to?
Marie and Jennette this time in 2008
Christmas fun with the Post Office in 2008
On Friday 19th December 2008 we did it all over again. Sandwich Post office staff once again put on the fancy dress outfits and deliver the mail. This time for Dr Barnardos Children homes. I went out dressed as a 70's Glam. rocker, so really did not have to dress up much from normal!
Sandwich Postmen!
Sandwich sorting office fund raiser
Johnny Lewis as a glam rocker and i really did go out and deliver post like this!
This is Craig, he was the guy i went out delivering mail with, and boy did we have some fun.
Thanks to everyone who supported us on our delivered around the Sandwich post Area. . Also I've been very busy opening school Christmas fairs and some shops, and also turning on loads of Christmas lights around East Kent, including Margate with Sir Bob Geldof, who I have to say was a very nice guy. On top of that I also have been to open many school Christmas fairs and once again Judging the Broadstairs Christmas windows comp. Bottom Right is Tye the ex Landlord of the St Crispin at Worth
The dolls house in Broadstairs The florists in St Peters
The Girls at the Hairdressers on the Broadway in Broadstairs
Opening the Palm Bay School Christmas Fair opening of a new shop Christmas 2008 Nr Dover
Another Christmas, and another nice visit to the St Crispin at Worth
Christmas and I have the pleasure of helping turn on Christmas lights in several towns around East Kent. It was great to see so many people turn out for the events. Thank you to you if you were one of those folk who braved the weather
Xmas 2009 in Broadstairs
Now I get to chat to Father christmas
Broadstairs Christmas lights switch on 2009
Johnny as Santa out with Ramsgate Rotary
Deal Lights Switch on 2009
Deal Christmas Lights switch on 2009
Deal lights switch on with Aid edmondson, Vivian from the Young Ones
Deal Lights 2009
The Switch on Deal  2009
Jan 1st Snow near Sandwich
On air at kmfm Christmas Day 2009
The Garden at home in the snow
Below photos taken late afternoon on Feb 10th this year. More snow here in East Kent
Overnight on the 10th and into much of the Morning of 11th February here in East Kent we had our heaviest snow fall for many years. In Sandwich we had around 15cm with drifts a lot deeper. Below is a selection of photos I took around 10am on the 11th in the Sandwich area..
From my front door looking down the road
From my front door looking up the road
My back garden on the 11th Feb 2010
Looking across the Guildhall Car Park into Sandwich
Looking up towards the Railway Station Crossing going out of town
On the Bulwalk looking down from the Bowling Club
Looking over the green at the Bowling Club
Along the Queyside at Sandwich
From the River looking towards St Georges Road
The Bulwalk
St Georges Road going into town from the Bay
Knightrider St
The Rope Walk
Woodnesborough Road going into Sandwich
The Woodnesborough Road Rail Crossing
Going out of Sandwich on the Woodnesborough Road
My back garden, and it's snowing again
Woodnesborough Road Crossing looking into town
Had a trip out to Worth on the 12th of Feb and took the following 3 photos on the Sandwich to Worth Footpath
Looking towards Worth
From Sandwich looking up towards Worth
From the Bridge looking towards Sandwich

Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year.

please never drink and drive.