Lothersdale Young Farmers Club celebrates 80th anniversary

lub president Cathie Cromarty and founder member Phyllis Bowker cut a celebration cake

lub president Cathie Cromarty and founder member Phyllis Bowker cut a celebration cake

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Lothersdale Young Farmers Club celebrated its 80th anniversary with a dinner.

The club started on December 3, 1982, and is the third-oldest club in Yorkshire. It is still going strong, with more than 80 active members.

Over 160 past and present members attended the dinner at Rolls- Royce Social Club, Barnoldswick, with some coming from as far away as Scotland.

Speeches were given by past members Mary Rushton, James Dewhurst, Helen Herd and present member Michael Clarke on their life in Young Farmers.

Club president Cathie Cromarty and founder member Phyllis Bowker cut a celebration cake and a film was screened of the annual shows from 1953 and 2006.

A raffle raised £300 for the club.

“Lothersdale YFC would like to thank everyone who came to make the evening such a fantastic event and it was great to see so many people there,” said club spokesman Jess Hall. “It would be great to see as many faces at the 100th!”

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