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Friday, 31 October 2014

Silver jubilee day

A SHELTERED housing community celebrated its 25th birthday in style with strawberries and sunshine.

Abbeyfield’s Bootle accommodation for the elderly was set up in 1986 and around 80 visitors, committee members and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the landmark birthday.

The event was organised by manager Margaret Weaver and deputy manager Christine Carter.

Mrs Carter said: “We held an open day to celebrate 25 years of the Abbeyfield Black Combe Society.

“We have been very successful and decided to hold a strawberry tea afternoon and invite our members.” The event took place at Hycemoor Side House in Bootle Station on August 13.

The society was set up by Joan Capp and Maisie Smith who were both asked to cut celebration cakes to mark the occasion.

Mrs Carter said: “Everyone had a good time – we had a marquee on the lawn and people didn’t want to come into the house it was such a nice day.

“We did our own catering for the event and it didn’t take too much organising.

“We had a lovely tea and there was music playing it was such a nice day it was fantastic.”

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