OVER 130 people attended the Workington Derwent Rotary Club musical gala dinner at the Hunday Manor Hotel.

The gala was held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the club.

Five founder members; Ken Hooper, John Chipps, Brian Atkinson, Doug Trotter, and Alan Norris were presented with long service awards.

The club would like to thank everyone who attended including Mayor of Allerdale Hilary Harrington, Mayor of Workington Janet King, Rotary past district governor Mary Bradley; representatives and friends from the Calvert Trust, Maryport Rescue team, Workington British Legion, Derwent Inner Wheel and fellow Rotarians from Bassenthwaite club, Whitehaven Castle and Workington.