The annual spring social held at the Warrington Masonic Hall is a well-established and regular event to mark the start of spring for the Lodge of Lights No 148.
However, this year the weather was not a seasonal indication of warmer temperatures to come and the event took place at the end of a very cold period. This didn’t deter well over 70 members, wives and guests with spring in mind joining the event, even if missing from the outside temperatures. The event was planned as usual by the social committee led by Dave Tabron as social secretary. It has established itself as an ideal way to bring people out of their homes and join in on some fun and hopefully to generate funds for charity. The theme this year was as ‘a vinyl evening’, with requests for everyone to bring along their own single and LP records preferably from the 60’s and 70’s.
Dave Tabron introduced the WM Dr David Harrison, who opened the evening by extending a warm welcome to everyone and hoped that an enjoyable evening would follow.
The assembled people enjoyed an excellent three course premier carvery meal, with grace being offered by Rev Canon Michael Finlay, who later returned thanks. Following the meal, a raffle took place with the many quality and varied prizes distributed to the lucky winners.
Entertainment followed the meal with dancing to a disco. Popular music recordings were played to which many people were dancing or singing along with. It seemed that all present joined in to make it a lively and entertaining evening which was full of nostalgic memories from the 60’s and 70’s.
The event was very successful and enjoyed by all. David closed the evening by thanking all for their support and generosity. He also wished everyone a safe journey home.
Story and pictures by John Starkey.