Letchworth social centre celebrates 65th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 18:22 06 September 2018 | UPDATED: 18:22 06 September 2018

Howard Garden Social Centre celebrate their 65th anniversary. Picture: DANNY LOO

Howard Garden Social Centre celebrate their 65th anniversary. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Howard Garden Social Centre in Letchworth celebrated its 65th anniversary last week, welcoming members to enjoy cake and entertainment.

Howard Garden Social Centre celebrate their 65th anniversary. Picture: DANNY LOOHoward Garden Social Centre celebrate their 65th anniversary. Picture: DANNY LOO

The day centre’s doors first opened in 1953 by Sir Eric Macfadyen, former chairman of First Garden City Ltd, designed to provide a meeting place for older people, where they could take part in activities and meet new people.

Included in the celebrations was singing and a classic car show.

A spokesperson for the centre told the Comet: “It was a great day and we had plenty of people come and visit us and managed to raise £577 towards the centre.
“We want to give a big thank you to all the volunteers who helped out and gave up their time on the day.

“The classic cars went down a treat as well as the entertainment, it was overall a wonderful day.”

Howard Garden Social Centre celebrate their 65th anniversary. Picture: DANNY LOOHoward Garden Social Centre celebrate their 65th anniversary. Picture: DANNY LOO

The centre is a registered charity, and it costs £50,000 per year to run.

To find out more, go to howardgardensocialcentre.org.

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