Beef and Abba were perfect for the butchers’ night out

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Spalding and East Elloe Butchers’ Association members welcomed 135 people to their annual dinner at the South Holland Centre.

Beef from Bennett Butchers was on the menu and association president Terry Wells, who helps out at the Winsover Road shop, had a hand in preparing it.

Terry said: “I did the joints and boned it – and actually got to eat it as well.”

Formed in 1918, the association is one of only two of its kind left in Lincolnshire and members enjoy outings as well as discussions on industry trends.

Music at the dinner was provided by Southampton-based Abba Vision, an Abba tribute act.

There was also a raffle that raised around £500 for the Callum Pite Smile Fund, which was set up to raise money for teenagers with cancer.

Callum was a pupil at Sir John Gleed School in Spalding and died aged 14 on New Year’s Day

Our picture shows Trevor and Rosamond Wells, Mary and Jonathan Barnes, Derek Wilkinson, Claire Whittaker, Neil Curtis and Sarah and Alan Oldin.