Young farmers celebrate club’s 75 years
Last updated at 20:24, Thursday, 03 November 2011
Greysouthen YFC celebrated its 75th anniversary on Saturday with a dinner dance and raised £2,700 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
More than 250 past and present members of the young farmers’ club attended the event at the Greenhill Hotel, near Wigton, which featured a charity auction.
Nick Utting, county YFC vice-chairman, proposed a toast to the club. It was accepted by past member Alan Richardson, of Cockermouth, who recounted stories of the club years ago.
The auction was led by Anthony Skelton, of Mitchells in Cockermouth.
The club, which tied in its annual awards presentations with the event, has 35 members.
Chairman Emma Chester, 26, of Bouch House Farm, Cockermouth, said: “Last year we won best increase in members in the county and at the field day this year we won most improved small club.
“This is a testament to the hard work of our members and the advisory committee.
“There was a fantastic atmosphere at our dinner dance and it was great to see such a wide mix of past and present members.”
Attending the celebrations were several members who took part in the 25th anniversary, including Mr Richardson, Jean and Joe Clark, and members from the 50th anniversary, including Emma’s father Frank, Ian Armstrong, of Terrace Farm, Lorton, Tracey Errington, of Penrith, formerly of Cockermouth, Heather Wildman, formerly of Terrace Farm, David Errington, of Annfield Farm, Cockermouth, Alison Hird, of Westray Farm, Cockermouth, and Alison Graves, of Home Farm, Tallentire.
First published at 19:23, Thursday, 03 November 2011
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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