6Oth Anniversary Celebrations
The finale of our Diamond Jubilee
celebrations was the Ball held on Saturday 25th June. What a night!! The
hall looked amazing, balloons, sparkly glasses, fairy lights & diamond
studded dance programmes all greeted the dancers as they arrived. After
a glass of punch in the foyer, (too windy to go outside,) Ken Unsworth
piped in the Hon. President, Hon. Vice President, committee members &
our invited guests. The dancing began straight away & the floor was full
all evening. The programme of dances was a good choice, everyone was in
good form & danced the night away.
Di Rooney proposed a toast to the branch & invited Rita Ackers & Rachel
Phillips, 2 of our founder members to cut the cake. A very surprised
Chair of the Branch, Hazel Astle was presented with a Branch Award for
her long service. It is not often she is left speechless, words failed
her for once but she was greatly honoured.
An excellent supper was served, plenty of variety and lots of it, then
the dancing began again.
By the time David Queen our MC for the night announced the last dance,
everyone was just about ready to go home. Marian Anderson & her band as
always gave us the will to keep going, she played wonderful tunes and we
all managed to stay the course despite a very warm evening. By 11.45pm,
the committee breathed a sigh of relief, a very successful evening, all
had gone well and everyone had enjoyed it so much.
If you came to the Ball, I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
That brings our formal celebrations to an end, the coming years will be
just as enjoyable but a little less spectacular!
You can view a short "slide
show" of a sample of the photographs from the Diamond Jubilee Ball
to view more of the photographs from the Diamond Jubilee Ball