THERE was reason to celebrate at the weekend when Cross Hills Social Club laid on a party in celebration of its 100 year anniversary.

Members were treated to some foot-tapping entertainment by the group Cooler King, fronted by singer Simon Whiteley.

To mark the occasion, drink prices were slashed, not to 1919 prices, but to a wallet-friendly £1 a drink for this one off occasion.

Committee member Barry Reay was also presented with his 40 years service certificate and badge.

Mr Reay joined the committee more than four decades quite by accident after popping in with the CIU Winners Bowling trophy and leaving as a committee member.

Not long after he joined the committee he took over from Leonard Bibby who had become ill.

Robert Riley the president of Cross Hills Social Club handed him his certificate and badge and Anita Robertson thanked him for all his hard work and dedication to the club over the last 40 years.

She said she was certain that without his input, loyalty and dedication to the club it would have shut down by now due to the current economic climate.

Members and guests partied into the night as they all celebrated the milestone and enjoyed the discounted prices at the bar for one night only.