Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Town Hall tea treat revives a community tradition

Above: Nearly 50 Silsden senior citizens enjoyed afternoon tea at the Town Hall in a revival of a community tradition that lapsed more than 20 years ago. They were entertained to music of the 1940s and 1950s by the Swing Cat Trio and tucked into sandwiches and home-made cakes served by volunteers from the Friends of Silsden Town Hall.
Above: Town Mayor Councillor Peter Robinson, who was accompanied by his wife, Alison, opened the July 2nd event, which was funded by the Harry Beverley Tillotson Trust. The Friends are organising a Christmas tea for December 10. Chairman Ray Colling said: "We hope the outstanding success of the afternoon will be the first of many and that we can reach out to as many over-75s as we can."