50th Anniversary Celebration

50th Aniversary Celebration                    14th May 2022       

What a success!  After the Pandemic had caused the postponement of the planned 2020 Celebration the event finally took place on 14th May 2022.  63 people attended; 37 members and 26 guests.

Starting with Prosecco welcoming drinks with a chance to chat and socialise we moved on to a superb 2 course buffet style sit down meal. 

Chairman Barbara welcomed everyone and said how the Society had survived the challenging years of lockdowns, but, with an encouraging current membership of over 80, was now returning in strength.  Barbara also recognised the service of some of those present who have been members for over 27 years. 

Paddy Holmes, our Patron, told us about the inauguration of the Society in 1970 by first Principal, Jennings Wood, stating the objectives and aims that were laid down. One of the Rules stated that the Society will be open to all abilities and that the programme would always include tuition.  Paddy emphasised the necessity for members to take responsibility in the running of the Society to ensure its future continuation.

We were then entertained by the Havant Light Opera company who sang a variety of music hall type of songs - some of which we joined in with!- followed by excerpts from The Pirates of Penzance.


                                    drinks served by Pat and Ian  Hoper               catering by Jane Kirk 



                                     Barbara was presented with a trifle dish and a trifle mix to go with it.