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Christmas Party

December saw us having our annual Christmas party, with fancy dress, games, competitions and party food.

Lots of the YAC members had dressed up.

We played the chocolate coin race, the magic carpet race, musical wrapping paper and our old favourite black death pass the parcel to name just a few of the games.

Our competition was to build the tallest tower possible using just newspaper and sticky tape; there were some great efforts.

We all ate lots of yummy food and everyone got to take a party bag home with them. It was a great party.

We’re all looking forward to 2010.

Christmas Capers

It’s that time of year again, when all the members of South Wiltshire YAC dress up as people of the past, eat too much, play vaguely historic games and generally have a good time.

The costumes were as brilliant as ever. Cally looked very imperial as a Roman, but couldn’t give herself a prize of course.  In fact the choice of a winner was so difficult that we gave two prizes, one for younger (Bayley )and one for older (Charlotte) members.  

The food was delicious – thank you Richard and Cally – and there wasn’t much of it left by the time we sat down to decorate our festive, archaeological snowmen.

It’s been a great year and now we’re looking forward to all the meetings to come in 2009.

Festive frolics for ravenous Romans!

Togas were flying at our Christmas Party in December as members played their favourite, energetic games wearing fabulous Roman costumes. Members only that is, since none of the leaders had dressed up, unless you count the fashionable modern Roman, wearing her sunglasses (which none of the YAC members did!).

Cally produced a wonderful feast – as usual. We are all very grateful to her and showed our appreciation in the best possible way – by eating everything!
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Christmas Party 2006

It’s that time of year again and the first (and probably best) Christmas party of 2006 was held at Salisbury Museum when the South West Wilts YAC celebrated in fine style with lots of delicious food (thanks to Cally!) and plenty of games with an archaeological twist (thanks to Cat!).

First though, we had to try to recognise each other as members and leaders arrived heavily disguised. Bailey and Brannon won the prizes for the best fancy dress. The leaders decided not to have their photos taken – their costumes weren’t in the same league as these!

Some of the games involved thought and decision making – like building the tallest tower possible with newspaper and Sellotape – and the competition was a close run thing.

Some games were more about speed and determination and the winners deserved their success, risking bruised toes for a prize of a bag of sweets – and the glory of course!

The prize for the best folders went to Brannon and Charlotte who had both worked really hard to produce an exciting record of the archaeology they found interesting this year. All the leaders were very impressed. It made all their work over the last year seem well worthwhile!

Fun, Food and Fancy Dress!

This year’s Christmas party had a fancy dress theme. Costumes ranged from a cave girl, to the Romans, Queen Victoria and Howard Carter. The first of many games was ‘pass the penny’.

The next games played were everybody’s old favourite – the ‘mummy game’, the first team to wrap a fellow team member up in toilet roll wins! Then a fast paced game of magic carpet races!

Prizes were then given for:

Best costume – Great idea Emil, enjoy your book!

Best coin design – Nice one Victoria, who won a replica Elizabethan half penny!

Best folder – Well done Stephen, who won a replica Bronze Age arrowhead!!

Then it was more games and prizes for everyone!

Even the YAC leaders joined in the fun!!!

Party Time

This month our YAC meeting was yet another fun filled Christmas party! There were a whole load of great games from the Viking boat race, the mummy game and a building competition to everybody’s favourite, Black Death pass the parcel.

Twenty one members came along to join in the games and munch their way through all the festive fare. Picture puzzles and anagrams were also dotted about the hall for members to find and solve; the WINNERS will be announced in January.

The best of the models in the building competition were Matt Bell’s Barrow which won him third place, Elizabeth Wilson’s Coffin Tomb, second, and Emily Snell’s Roundhouse, complete with animal pen and farmer, which won top prize. Another prize, a book on Roman archaeology, went to Emma Turk for her archaeology log-book which she kept all year.