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The Officers & Men of the Columbia Detachment
of the
Royal Engineers, of the Colony of British Columbia, Colonel Richard Clement Moody RE Commanding, Would like to Thank those who Attended
The Social Event of the Season!


   On the Evening of 1st November 2003, The RE Living History Society was pleased to host a Ball with Victorian Entertainments in the Grand Tradition of 1863.  The Doors opened at 7 o’clock p.m, and the Grand March commenced Promptly at 8 o’clock p.m.  The Sumptuous Buffet, with Local and Exotic Delicacies, was provided by Miss Stacy Bestard, who was ablely assisted by Sapper Benney, and her manservant David.  The 30 piece Ambleside Orchestra, Sugar On The Floor, and members of the Delta Pipe Band Performed to a capacity crowd!  This Stellar occasion was held at St Mary the Virgin in Sapperton.

   As of November 2004, our next ball has been indefinitely postponed.  This could change, so please check with us periodically for updates.


What Did Everyone Wear?

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The Moriarty-Stanley Collection



What Did Everyone Eat?

Savoury Table


Sweet Table

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Sardines with a tomato caper relish


Devilled Eggs


Devilled Ham


Smoked Salmon Cake with Avocado Butter


Pickled Eggs / Onions / Cucumbers


Chopped Herring


Anchovy Relish rounds


Punch Bowl


Cheese log, Cheddar & Brie


Crisp Crackers & Caraway Biscuits

8:30 pm


Baked Bean Dish


Potted Herring/Salmon


Bacon Apple Fritters


Twelfth Night Cake


Iced Grapes


Stilton Log & Blue Cheese


Dill & Celery Biscuit

9:00 pm


Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and cranberry relish


Vegetarian Stuffed Pumpkin (a Chickpea and Spinach stuffing)


Currant Buns


Assorted Flavoured Butters


Wheat Germ Biscuits


Pumpkin Scones

9:30 pm


Sardine Cassolettes


Stuffed Squid


Flying Fish Roe Caviar


Smoked Cod and Corn Casserole


10:00 pm


Plaice (Whitefish) Browned  butter, shallots, and caper sauce


Poached Salmon


Ratatouille with Savoury Dumplings


10:45 pm


Salted Pork with Sauerkraut


Chicken Liver Pasties


Stargazey Pie (Pilchard Pie)


11:15 pm



Ginger Schnapps


Spotted Dog


Maderia Cake

11:30 pm to 11:45 pm



Wafer Cakes


Lemon Biscuits


Peppermint Creams




We remain,
Your Humble and Obedient Servants,
The 2003 Ball Committee

Mrs. Amelia Douglas, President
Mrs. Mary S. Moody
, Decorations Chair
H. R. Luard, Captain R.E.
, Commissary Officer
J. D. Pemberton, Esq.
, Entertainments Chair
Mrs. Agnes Bushby
, Promotions Chair


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