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Christmas Lunch 2021 2018 photos

On Wednesday, 8th December, the 18th annual Association Xmas Lunch will be held as usual at the YMCA Hawker, in Richmond Road, Kingston, KT2 5BH. The Menu will be same pattern as previous years

Due to Covid, inflation, truck drivers, Brexit, the French etc., the cost of the meal at £18.50 per head will be £1 higher than the past two Xmas Lunches. (There is NO £2 signing-in charge at the Xmas Lunch.)

Ken Batstone will be taking bookings with payments so please send your cheques, for £18.50 per head, made out to The Hawker Association, to him at 42 Kings Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 2RA. If you have any questions, you can phone Ken on 01932 229938.

Please note that all bookings and payments must be received no later than December 3rd to allow a definitive number of attendees to be given to the caterers. Any Members who have paid for their Lunch, but find they will be unable to attend after all, will be refunded, providing they inform Ken by December 3rd. After this date, payments cannot be refunded.

As in previous years, the Lunch will be served at approximately 1.15pm and Members and Guests are requested to arrive from midday, but not before please, because the YMCA Staff will still be setting and dressing the tables.

The Committee have been concerned about the current Covid situation as a result of which, it is suggested that any Members or Guests who have not had at least two Covid "jabs" should not attend the Lunch, to avoid the risk of infection to themselves or other Members. However, on a lighter note, attendees will not be required to wear facemasks; it makes eating your meal very difficult!

Let us hope that the weather will be as kind to us as it has been for the past few Xmas Lunches. Your Committee is looking forward to welcoming as many of you as possible on December 8th for a sunny, happy and satisfying meal.

Ken Batstone and the Committee.

The menu will be nominally the same as last year with prawn cocktail to start, followed by traditional roast turkey with trimmings for the main course. The final details of the alternative main course and dessert will be decided nearer the day; if you would like alternatives from the menu please specify when booking.

Booking Details


Glass of Wine or Soft Drink on Arrival


Prawn Cocktail


Tomato Soup

Main Course:

Traditional Roast Turkey & Trimmings
Poached Salmon or similar & Trimmings


Fruit Tart/Gateaux OR Fruit Cocktail

To Finish:

Coffee/Tea with Mince Pie

Please note that as in the past three years, there is no Xmas Pudding option. Also, the alternative courses preceded by an underlined "OR" must be requested when paying for your booking. This is of great assistance to the caterers in preventing food waste.