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Mike's 70th Birthday, Christchurch, Dorset - 12th March 2005

Mike celebrates his 70th Birthday in Christchurch with an assemblage at a seafood restaurant called Fish Works, near Christchurch Priory in Dorset.

next album: A Stomp Down South and Luke Leaves for San Diego, Lymington and Cambridge - 13th March 2005
previous album: Doves at the UEA - 11th March 2005

2005 The River Avon at Christchurch

The River Avon at Christchurch

2005 Place Mill, by the river

Place Mill, by the river

2005 Christchurch Priory, with its golden Salmon weather-vane

Christchurch Priory, with its golden Salmon weather-vane

2005 Another view of Christchurch Priory

Another view of Christchurch Priory

2005 Church Street, Christchurch

Church Street, Christchurch

2005 Church Street, and our destination for the night

Church Street, and our destination for the night

2005 Thatched Cottage on Bridge Street

Thatched Cottage on Bridge Street

2005 The legendary Copper Skillet

The legendary Copper Skillet

2005 The band stand in Christchurch park

The band stand in Christchurch park

2005 A tourist-info hut

A tourist-info hut

2005 A swan preens its feathers

A swan preens its feathers

2005 Neil and Caroline open some belated Christmas presents

Neil and Caroline open some belated Christmas presents

2005 Mother opens a gift

Mother opens a gift

2005 Grandmother and Mother

Grandmother and Mother

2005 Grandmother looks at an oversized card

Grandmother looks at an oversized card

2005 In Fish Works restaurant, some fizz arrives

In Fish Works restaurant, some fizz arrives

2005 There's a toast

There's a toast

2005 Mike reads out his gift of a rally day to daughters Hayley and Kim

Mike reads out his gift of a rally day to daughters Hayley and Kim

2005 Entrées arrive

Entrées arrive

2005 Mike chats to Hayley

Mike chats to Hayley

2005 Neil and Caroline

Neil and Caroline

2005 In the Fish Works kitchens

In the Fish Works kitchens

2005 Nosher scopes out the restaurant kitchens

Nosher scopes out the restaurant kitchens

2005 Stainless steel: Nosher's dream kitchen

Stainless steel: Nosher's dream kitchen

2005 Service! Seafood ready to go

Service! Seafood ready to go

2005 Mike and Mother

Mike and Mother

2005 The Grandmother

The Grandmother

2005 Mother looks up

Mother looks up

2005 Caroline and Sis

Caroline and Sis

2005 There's another toast

There's another toast

2005 Sis is flustered

Sis is flustered

2005 More chatting

More chatting

2005 A big birthday cake arrives

A big birthday cake arrives

2005 Mike and his cake

Mike and his cake

2005 Mike asks around if anyone wants some cake

Mike asks around if anyone wants some cake

2005 Mike looks pensive

Mike looks pensive

2005 Kim

Kim

2005 Onions, Fennel and Lemons at the checkout

Onions, Fennel and Lemons at the checkout

2005 The gang outside the restaurant

The gang outside the restaurant

2005 Kim holds the remains of the cake

Kim holds the remains of the cake

2005 Mike carries his balloon to the taxi

Mike carries his balloon to the taxi

2005 Mike gets his helium-filled fish stuck up a tree

Mike gets his helium-filled fish stuck up a tree

2005 The fish in Neil and Caroline's

The fish in Neil and Caroline's

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The River Avon at Christchurch