Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Namedrops keep falling...

Regular readers of the Marple Leaf will be familiar with the regular pattern of namedropping that goes on here. Today, I have to say, I don't know where to start. Here's a sentence I never thought I'd write: I had dinner with Drew Stokes and Ricky Hatton last night.

At the Society of Editors dinner last night, my table comprised of these people:
  • Sir Christopher Meyer, chairman of the Press Complaints Commission and former ambassador to the USA
  • Ricky Hatton, top boxer
  • Andrew Stokes, chief executive of Marketing Manchester
  • Paddy Harverson, communications secretary to Prince Charles
  • Paul Horrocks, editor, Manchester Evening News
  • Linda Horrocks, editor in chief, Manchester Evening News
  • Harold Riley, artist
  • Ashraf Riley, wife of Harold
  • Angie Robinson, chief executive, Manchester Chamber
Angie, Paul and Linda are good mates anyway, but I really enjoyed everyone's company on the night. Great mix of people and loads of brilliant stories flying about.

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