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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ninety years of Friendship

PONTELAND WI celebrated 90 years of fellowship and service with a party in the Memorial Hall.
The group started in 1920 when the village was a very different place.

A war had just finished in which the community lost 40 young men, the Darras Hall estate had started the building of its first houses, and most people were employed on the land or in trades connected with farming.

Mrs Langton the vicar's wife was the first President. Two of today's members, Molly Henderson and Ella Pears, joined more than 60 years ago.

At the anniversary party, more than 50 members and guests enjoyed a splendid supper and the joint Presidents, Jean Tweedie and Margaret Robson, cut a celebration cake.