Printer Friendly

Darby and Joan club clocks up 40 wonderful years.

A darby and Joan club is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. The Rhoose WRVS Darby & Joan Club was formed in 1964 following a suggestion by the late Miss Gladys Lougher who was the local councillor for the area.

Miss Lougher believed retired senior citizens in the village had a lot to offer the community.

And 40 years on the Club is still going strong.

The Monday afternoon club initially met in the former Army Cadet Hall which was where Havant Close is today, adjacent to the Rhoose Community Hall.

The club re-located to the Community Hall following its construction in 1966 and continues to meet every Monday afternoon.

Two of the current WRVS members, Mary Higgins and Barbara Goodway, the current leader, were members of the original group of volunteers.

Mrs Goodway said: 'Forty years is a real milestone in the history of the club and we are all very proud of the club's success. We have seen literally hundreds of members and volunteers come through the door every Monday over that time.'

New members are always welcome any Monday afternoon from 2pm.
COPYRIGHT 2005 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 26, 2005
Words:182
Previous Article:Charity's clear-out.
Next Article:CONMAN TRICKED WAY INTO HOME OF OAP, 90.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters