For many residents the new year began in earnest with a giant sing-a-long in the Nelson’s Head in the afternoon of New Year’s day. Organised by Paul Dodson, the Hangover Party raised £745 for the British Heart Foundation and gave local musicians a chance to entertain. Paul was joined by The Sidekicks, The Mad Hatters, Colin Gibson and The Riverporter’s own (and Erik’s dad) Ron Westrip. Paul thanked the landlord Andrew Lowson and his staff for their hard work and the musicians, who all played for free. A great time was enjoyed by all.