There was almost no fishes on the dishes at the Poole Lifeboat Sprats supper hosted at Lilliput Sailing club on Saturday evening (January 5th). The Chefs were about to start cooking 50 kilo’s of Spratts for over 60 hungry guests when suddenly the lights went out and there was a power cut at the crucial moment at that part of the harbour side.
In the half light there was plenty of banter, the bar fortunately didn’t require any electric to run and a novelty ‘candlelit raffle’ added to the ambience, the time flew by and the power was restored, thankfully an hour or so later.
The chefs got to work and the Sprats were served, phew!
Poole Lifeboat volunteer and one of the Chefs, Jonathan Clark said;
‘The Sprats Supper is a long standing tradition which is important for us to continue, when the lifeboat station was based at Salterns , Lilliput Sailing Club warmly welcomed the crew. It’s always a good night, to meet up, yarn and eat together and we also raised some money for the station. Thanks to all at the Sailing club who helped to make the Sprats Supper happen, we will all remember this one for a while’.
The other Chefs, ex crew Mikey Hallard and recently retired LOM Rod Brown, who all did an excellent job.