Music plays on for Marcia (88)

Abbeygate home, Moulton'Marcia Egar receiving a certificate for years' membership of Spalding Music Club'Names: front - Mick Birchall and Marcia Egar, back - Barry Dance and Keith Dobney

Abbeygate home, Moulton'Marcia Egar receiving a certificate for years' membership of Spalding Music Club'Names: front - Mick Birchall and Marcia Egar, back - Barry Dance and Keith Dobney

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Recorded music group member Marcia Egar has a record of her own – 67 years’ membership of Spalding Music Club.

Marcia (88), who now lives at the Abbeygate Rest Home in Moulton, was a founder member of the club when it was formed in November 1947.

It’s now the last group of its kind in Lincolnshire.

Marcia was presented with a certificate to mark her long and loyal membership by Mick Birchall, secretary of Hinckley Recorded Music Society and committee member of the Federation of Recorded Music Societies.

Spalding club secretary Keith Dobney said the club was formed by Geoff Firth when he joined the surveyors’ department of the former Spalding Urban District Council and Marcia was invited to join the committee.

He said the last sentence in the club’s first rules read: “May I remind you that the club’s meetings are to be informal and sociable. We do not favour cliques or stiff and starchiness.”

Mr Dobney said those principles are still upheld at the club’s meetings today, which are held at the Ivo Day Centre, in Albion Street, Spalding, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from September to March.

Meetings start at 2pm and anyone considering joining can attend as a visitor.