Dhahran Rugby Club - Not the May Ball l

Do you remember the fun that was the annual Dhahran Rugby Club May Ball from the late 1970s and early ‘80s? They were variously held on the old Pool Patio and then in the Dining Hall during the Rugby Club’s heyday. Well, we decided to get together to recreate some of the memories, and 102 of us took over the Limpley Stoke Hotel, Bath, England for a weekend of reminiscence, May 31-June 2. It was just like having our own country-house for the weekend. Friends travelled from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Tanzania, Azerbaijan, Spain, and all parts of the UK & Ireland.

Dhahran Rugby Club - Not the May Ball l
Pam & Graham Vizor
Dhahran 1977-2007

A local golf course entertained 20 golfing die-hards on the Saturday morning. The weather was glorious, the setting beautiful, and Bath, a world-heritage site, provided fascinating sight-seeing opportunities for the non-golfers.

The main event, a dinner-dance held on the Saturday night, was entitled Not the May Ball, in deference to the May Balls of old. The not-so-old- folks proved they’ve lost none of their sparkle in terms of joie de vivre, although the disco dancing had slowed up a tad. We enjoyed a rolling slide-show of over 700 photographs from the good old days and took lots of photos to prove that ‘none of us has changed a bit’! It was a super weekend indeed. Who knows where or when the next ‘Not the May Ball’ will be?