Celebration time

Pensioners christmas party at Tower Hall, Friday Bridge.
Pensioners christmas party at Tower Hall, Friday Bridge.
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It was time for a double celebration at Fridaybridge Senior Citizens Club when they held their usual meeting.

Not only was it festive party time to mark Christmas but five members were also celebrating birthdays.

Leading the way was Louise Chandler who was celebrating her 99th birthday, while Ray Chapman and Mabel Hopkin both became nonagenarians (90). The other birthday girls were Linda Pennicott and Eileen Phillips.

The usual club business was put to one side for the special party celebrations which included festive fare of mince pies donated by Wiltshire Farm Foods and other goodies including crackers and savouries bought with a £20 voucher given by Tesco.

Linda Pennicott sold raffle tickets and did the draw while Wally Blazey did the football tickets. Winners were: Barbara Joyce and Hilda Hearn.

Entertainment included bingo with Alan Day selling the tickets and doing the calling. Winners were: Mary Chapman, Varina Austin, Arthur Thompson, Fred North, Bill smith and Hilda Hearn.