Pensioner group is 60

Kimberley Pensioners Group marks its 60th
Kimberley Pensioners Group marks its 60th

KIMBERLEY Pensioners’ Association has celebrated its diamond jubilee milestone with a party for the group’s 40 members and special guests.

Association president Anne Carr organised the bash and invited along ex-presidents including 90-year-old Walter Chadwick, who held the post for 16 years, Kimberley Town Council chairman Roy Plumb and Cllr Robert Sears Piccavey.

Cllr Plumb paid tribute to Joseph and Ann Kirkham who were the first association leaders.

He said: “It’s good to know that the foundation stones put in place 60 years ago are still holding firm.

“This is a special occasion for the town and credit to all of those who have made outstanding contributions to a group which provides fun, friendship and social togetherness for its elderly members.”

There was 1950s entertainment with old songs and historical anecdotes and a cake was cut by Anne Carr, Cllr Plumb and ex-presidents Walter Chadwick and Iris Inger.

Cllr Sears Piccavey, who runs the Charity Chest shop in Kimberley, handed over a cheque for £350 to be put towards the group activities.

Cllr Plumb also donated £60 to the group which will go towards the cost of the party.