On the Thursday evening of Show Week, we were honoured by a visit by John Barnes, the NODA National President for 2014–15, who lives in Southampton. Not as far away as Barataria, although it also faces a Southern sea! We duly left the thrones out to provide a back-drop to those of our splendidly-attired cast who had qualified for long-service awards. The collage above is of pictures kindly supplied by Douglas Kerr. More about the award recipients, and their pictures by Val McManus on this page.