Friday, 3 February 2017

100th Birthday Tea Party for Diana Beldam

 I was delighted to be invited to Diana Beldam's 100th Afternoon Tea Party at the Soroptimist House in Southport. There was a great turnout and the members laid on a memorable spread to mark the occasion.
Diana was very proud of her birthday card from the Queen which had pride of place on the mantelpiece along side a host of others.
I asked Diana what the first thing she could remember. She recalled being picked up by her Father and being shown a Zepplin as it flew over her Yorkshire home. Zepplin's began commercial flights in 1910 and during WW1 over 500 people were killed in air raids-although I doubt any got as far north as Yorkshire.
Also at the Tea Party were representatives of Crosby Housing who have a partnership with Southport Soroptimists

Chair of SSHA and Mandy Elliot from Crosby Housing

1 comment:

  1. Being an expostie I remember the times when I delivered the Queens cards to people. It gave me thoughts on what these people had seen in life. In many respects they are history and as such should be encouraged to put their stories in writing for all to see.