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Football Update April 2014
Rob could not go to the semi final – unfortunately he was “laid up” but the good news is …………………..we’re off to Wembley again – in the Cup Final against Arsenal. You can imagine the many interesting conversations that are happening between Rob and Barry – come and join in with the “friendly” banter!!
Amsterdam 2014
Well, its about time I started updating this page – we have had a wonderful break in Amsterdam. A city that has so much to do that we couldn’t possibly see it all in our 4 days. We obviously had to visit the some of the fantastic bars – my favourite was the In de Wildeman – great range of beers and many an hour whiled in away. Another would be cafebeertemple. Let Rob know if you have any other suggestions. We are back in October and looking forward to finding many more interesting bars.
Firework Night 2012
Well 2012 has officially been renamed the year of the “rain”. After some worrying moments during the set up (where we thought we would loose some of the stock and even the staff in the MUD!!!!) – we actually had both the main bar and the Regulars Bar looking fantastic. We have had lots of positive comments on the Regulars Bar and Rob is currently working on making it even better next years. Stitch would have loved having a pint with all his mates on the night – and we certainly did miss him. But he is always in our thoughts …..so keep fighting!!!
The firework display was just senstational – the childrens entertainment was brilliant – the band kept all the adults entertained……what more could you want ……oh yes some fine ale and great company!!!
Heres some memories of the night – while Rob plans some ideas for next year.
All Things Stitch
What a brilliant weekend – you all did Stitch proud!! The support from all of his friends was certainly on show over the weekend. There is so much love out there for you mate …..keep fighting ….we want you with us at the pub VERY SOON!!
There are so many people to list – thank you Mr Happy for making sure there were “no gaps” and the entertainment kept flowing – just some of the acts ……….Our Michelle with LADS – Burnham Ramblers Under 14’s Football Team – D’Ukes –  Carol Galbally – Mark Naylor’s “Stitch Up Band” – Sarah – Danielle – Klisky – Papalarny…….and the list goes on!!!
Here’s the first of a few photos – much more to follow….
Ray Parlour welcomes Barry back to the POW
Firework Night – celebrating 21 years
And what a night we had – the best ever attendance with around 1,400 people. We have had so many lovely comments – thank you to all who came along. The fireworks were, as always brilliant, with the finale of 300 shots in 6 seconds (even Uncle Fester would struggle with that one).
Plans are underway for next year – a bigger marquee is a must and we need to keep Colin away from the Bonfire safety fence!!! Get your tickets early next year because I think we may need to limit them!!! Have a look at the photos
Festival of Performing Art……..
“Not the Southend Philharmonic” again, gave a wonderful performance – and thanks to the people who “suffered” the great British weather to come along and support them. Great day despite the puddles …..
Otway and Richard gave their all – and what an afternoon…….the weather was extrememly kind and made for a great British Summer afternoon – what a way to spend the day!!! Lots more to come over the next week …………
The Comedy weekend had never been done at the POW before and we never thought it would be so well attended. Obviously, comedy is the new “rock & roll”!!!
The comedians will be appearing in Edinburgh within a week of performing live at the POW – many names to look out for in the future.
Overall opinion from all the customers is “we want more” ……..watch this space for the next Festival of Performing Art………..
Chelsea Flower Show

Back to SicilyWell we actually did it – 5 years after the event we went back to Sicily to celebrate our wedding anniversay and catch up with some old friends.Visiting Taormina was like going home – the welcome you receive is second to none. We arranged to meet up with Liz and spent a lovely afternoon drinking Prosecco and some wonderful wine that might be making an appearance at the Prince of Wales shortly.

Norman Mason Memorial Quiz

The Norman Mason Memorial Quiz was held on Sunday – everyone enjoyed a fun afternoon …..we need to extend the conservatory next year …..

Glen took the trophy – making a speech “old” Norm would have been proud of.Well done to all  – come back for the next one.

Extended family …..they did try but need to revise for next year And the winners …………



David Jason had lunch at the Prince today – Cod Chips and Mushy Peas. What a great lunch time – Rob just a bit upset that he couldn’t get him to work a shift behind the bar. Come down to the Prince anytime and join the celebrities.  Burns Night Celebrating Burns night in style – the Prince of Wales supplied the atmosphere to celebrate the life of the well known poet and lyricist. Steve performed his magic on the pipes

Penny’s wonderful shoes

Firework night

Firework night certainly went with a bang – the best ever fireworks with a very memorable finale. As you can see by the photos everyone had a great time.

The 21st Annual Firework Display will be on Saturday 29th of October 2011. The POW’s Pyrotechnics comes of age. Gates open 6.30pm; wrist bands go on sale Friday 1st of October buy in advance and save.

The Prince of Wales celebrated 20 years

Many more photos on the Prince of Wales Facebook page. John Otway played at the PrinceJohn Otway and Richard returned to the Prince. They both gave a terrific show – as always there was lots of laughter as John ”threw” himself into the act. This year they were supported by Academy of Funk – an up and coming group to watch out for. I am sure they will be performing at the Prince again very soon.Watch out for news when Otway will be appearing again ……..it looks like it will be very soon.

Looking through the hops

Hull v Watford August 2010