Still reeling from another great ceilidh

A big thank you to everyone who turned out for the 2019 TARA Hallowe’en ceilidh on Saturday 26 October at the Wheatsheaf Hall. Much jigging, some wonderful costumes and a great deal of hilarity. People travelled from as far afield as Acton, Barnes and goodness knows where else. Many thanks to Tommy Candler for these great pictures:

Thank you to…

… the many people who made it all possible:

  • Set-up, kitchen and door: Bhavani, Celia, Dolina, Ed, Indiana, Helen H, Hocine, Judy, Mike, Vikram
  • Door drops: Celia, Harriet, Mark, Phinella
  • Printing: John T
  • Raffle: John C marshalled a high-performing team who leaned nicely on local businesses to donate prizes (see below): Helen H, Dolina, Hocine, Matt, Bhavani; Niamh called the numbers with great aplomb
  • The band were amazing. Our thanks to Chris (caller/guitar), Jo on fiddle and Philip on accordion
Apologies to the people I’ve accidentally left off the list.

Also thank you to these great local businesses  who donated raffle prizes

Please support them and be sure to mention their generosity when you next visit them.



 Italian restaurant

9a Victoria House, South Lambeth
Road SW8 1QX

Two-course meal for two + bottle of house wine

 Portuguese restaurant

111-115 South Lambeth Road

£50 to spend at Estrela 

Griffin Belle pub

8 Wyvil Road SW8 2TH

Two-course meal for two + bottle of house wine

Hair by Ide salon

11a Victoria House, South Lambeth Road SW8 1QT

Men’s haircut 

Harar Restaurant
 Ethiopian restaurant

49 South Lambeth Road SW8 1RH

Lunch or dinner for two + bottle of house wine

Hot Stuff Indian

19/23 Wilcox Road SW8 2XA

£25 to spend at Hot Stuff 

Michael’s Shoe Repairs  

45 South Lambeth Road SW8 1RH

One men’s & one women’s heel repair

Mumbai Delight
 Indian restaurant

51A South Lambeth Road SW8 1RH

Two starters and two mains

Parco Café

 A café in a park(o)

Vauxhall Park SW8 1QY

Cake with tea or coffee 

Three Lions
 Portuguese restaurant

125 South Lambeth Road SW8 1XA

Breakfast for two OR lunch with a glass of wine for two

Trend Dry Cleaners

123 South Lambeth Road SW8 1XA

£30 voucher 

Unique Barber

4a Victoria Mansions, South Lambeth Road SW8 1QT

One men’s haircut 

Wedding House Patisserie

1a Victoria Mansions, South Lambeth Road SW8 1QX

Latte and cake for two

🍾🍾  plus two bottles of champagne

Thanks to Bhavani, Dolina, Helen, Helen, Hocine, Matt, Simon & John C for organising all this




NINE ELMS No.18And special thanks to TARA member Simon Rucker for donating a bottle of his amazing new ‘intriguingly complex, surprisingly versatile’ Nine Elms No. 18.

It’s described as the UK’s first intricately crafted non-alcoholic drink for lovers of good food.  

Read all about it on the website at

Ask for one next time you’re in the Canton Arms. Or buy a bottle of NINE ELMS NO.18 online