Social group marks 40 years

PUBLISHED: 14:01 28 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

VILLAGERS in Hutton celebrated the 40th birthday of a popular social group this week.

VILLAGERS in Hutton celebrated the 40th birthday of a popular social group this week.

Hutton Friendship Circle chairman Brian Cooper cut the cake with branch creator Muriel Light to mark the occasion on Monday.

The group organises annual holidays for its 140 members as well as regular outings and weekly meetings.

Mr Cooper said: "The group has gone from strength to strength.

"Its success lies with the fact it provides opportunities for people in the village to meet up and chat.

"I always remind members they haven't yet retired from the human race, they can still make things happen by coming along each week.

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