Cheers to 63 years of Spalding Inner Wheel

Top table party - back Sue and John Syson, John Stanford, Jonnie and Steve Colby, front Mary Stanford, Dorothy Watson, Pam Smith, Winnie Clarice
Top table party - back Sue and John Syson, John Stanford, Jonnie and Steve Colby, front Mary Stanford, Dorothy Watson, Pam Smith, Winnie Clarice

There was plenty of girl power as the Inner Wheel of Spalding celebrated its 63rd anniversary.

The ladies were joined by members of other clubs in the district including the Deepings, Sleaford and Stamford at a celebratory lunch at Spalding Golf Club.

Guests ready for lunch

Guests ready for lunch

The group, which was originally set up for female family members of Rotarians, currently has 30 members. Its oldest member, Dorothy Bratley (98), has been with the group since the start.

Around 60 people attended the lunch, with a few honorary men (husbands and partners) joining in the celebrations.

Joint president Pam Smith said: “We had entertainment from a singer, Winnie Clarke, who has performed in the West End.

“She was so professional. She sang songs from many London shows and we were lucky to be able to book her.

“By the end everybody wanted to book her!”

The Spalding club meets once a month on Thursdays at Welland Yacht Club and regularly holds fundraising events such as coffee mornings and bazaars, raising money for good causes. Their emphasis is on fun and friendship.

They also have guest speakers at meetings, with an upcoming talk about ‘integration’ in communities.

Anybody wanting to find out more about the Inner Wheel of Spalding can contact Pam Smith on 01775 724400.

• A full page of pictures in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.