Well, 2022 has almost come to an end and the CARIAD group finished off in party style with our Christmas celebration.

We had a very warm welcome from Jane and the staff at the Baileys Arms in Cwm, who served us with a delicious Christmas lunch.  Following this, we were entertained by a special guest all the way from Memphis……… well not quite that far, but from the South Wales Valley of Rhymney.  He serenaded us with songs such as ‘It’s Now Or Never’ and ‘Love Me Tender’.  Yes – you may have guessed – it was our very own home grown Ricky ‘Elvis’ River.  Ricky was a fantastic tribute act and provided us with top hits from the ‘King of Rock and Roll’.  Everyone sang along with a few dances here and there to help the delicious desserts go down!  As we came towards the end, we could not finish off without singing along to the CARIAD group’s favourite tunes of course!

As Elvis left the building, he concluded with the classic sensations of Penny Arcade and Sweet Caroline.  Even the locals and bar staff could not resist joining in!

It was a fantastic afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed by all.  It certainly helped us to get into the Christmas spirit!  Here’s to many more get-togethers in 2023!