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The Officers & Men of the Columbia Detachment
of the
Royal Engineers, of the Colony of British Columbia, Colonel Richard Clement Moody RE Commanding, Would like to Thank those who Attended
The Social Event of the Season!

 

   On the Evening of 1st November 2003, The RE Living History Society was pleased to host a Ball with Victorian Entertainments in the Grand Tradition of 1863.  The Doors opened at 7 o’clock p.m, and the Grand March commenced Promptly at 8 o’clock p.m.  The Sumptuous Buffet, with Local and Exotic Delicacies, was provided by Miss Stacy Bestard, who was ablely assisted by Sapper Benney, and her manservant David.  The 30 piece Ambleside Orchestra, Sugar On The Floor, and members of the Delta Pipe Band Performed to a capacity crowd!  This Stellar occasion was held at St Mary the Virgin in Sapperton.

   As of November 2004, our next ball has been indefinitely postponed.  This could change, so please check with us periodically for updates.

 

What Did Everyone Wear?

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The Moriarty-Stanley Collection

 

 

What Did Everyone Eat?

Savoury Table

 

Sweet Table

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

Sardines with a tomato caper relish

 

Devilled Eggs

 

Devilled Ham

 

Smoked Salmon Cake with Avocado Butter

 

Pickled Eggs / Onions / Cucumbers

 

Chopped Herring

 

Anchovy Relish rounds

 

Punch Bowl

 

Cheese log, Cheddar & Brie

 

Crisp Crackers & Caraway Biscuits

8:30 pm

 

Baked Bean Dish

 

Potted Herring/Salmon

 

Bacon Apple Fritters

 

Twelfth Night Cake

 

Iced Grapes

 

Stilton Log & Blue Cheese

 

Dill & Celery Biscuit

9:00 pm

 

Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and cranberry relish

 

Vegetarian Stuffed Pumpkin (a Chickpea and Spinach stuffing)

 

Currant Buns

 

Assorted Flavoured Butters

 

Wheat Germ Biscuits

 

Pumpkin Scones

9:30 pm

 

Sardine Cassolettes

 

Stuffed Squid

 

Flying Fish Roe Caviar

 

Smoked Cod and Corn Casserole

 

10:00 pm

 

Plaice (Whitefish) Browned  butter, shallots, and caper sauce

 

Poached Salmon

 

Ratatouille with Savoury Dumplings

 

10:45 pm

 

Salted Pork with Sauerkraut

 

Chicken Liver Pasties

 

Stargazey Pie (Pilchard Pie)

 

11:15 pm

 

 

Ginger Schnapps

 

Spotted Dog

 

Maderia Cake

11:30 pm to 11:45 pm

 

 

Wafer Cakes

 

Lemon Biscuits

 

Peppermint Creams

 

Meringues

 

We remain,
Your Humble and Obedient Servants,
The 2003 Ball Committee

Mrs. Amelia Douglas, President
Mrs. Mary S. Moody
, Decorations Chair
H. R. Luard, Captain R.E.
, Commissary Officer
J. D. Pemberton, Esq.
, Entertainments Chair
Mrs. Agnes Bushby
, Promotions Chair

 

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