Master John Poulten’s Jolly June 2018
A short and picture account of the Master’s Jolly (click on the links to see pictures)
The destination was Wertheim, Germany in early June. Wertheim being the centre of Glass Making in Germany and part of the medieval area known as the Romantische Strasse.
The group were based in the Hotel Schwan, Wertheim in the heart of the Franconian wine country at the old city gate of this picturesque town. The jolly of course started with a welcoming First Night Dinner
A Boat Trip on the Main was enlivened by a Swiss touring band that played traditional songs for us – hence the dancing. The afternoon saw a visit to the Kloster at Bronnbach and The Fraunhofer Institut over the road, and which specialises in ceramics. Of course no Jolly would be complete without a trip to a Winery and this was to be enjoyed by visiting a Winery at Kreuz Wertheim and which included a lesson in Pretzel making.,
Sunday worship was in the local Lutheran Church followed by a visit to a local glass maker called Hans – Joachim Ittig
We enjoyed good weather and consequently most of the meals were taken out of doors
The weekend was concluded with a Last Night Supper