Monday, 18 December 2017

Happy birthday, Ma’am

ABOUT 100 elderly people were treated to an afternoon tea party in Henley. Sunday’s event had a patriotic theme to mark the Queen’s official birthday, which is next Saturday.

The Henley Business Partnership organised the party at the d:two centre in Market Place, which was was decorated with bunting and a life-size cardboard cut-out of the Queen.

Staff from the centre served drinks and refreshments were provided by Waitrose and the Chocolate Café in Thames Side. Mayor and Mayoress Martin and Glynnis Akehurst attended.

The guests were entertained by singer Sadie Hellon and flautist Simon Corser, who performed pop songs including My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion.

Seven girls from the 1st Henley brownies wore fancy dress while reciting Gervase Phinn’s comic poem When I Grow Up. Next up were ukulele group the Ukes of Hazzard, from Sonning Common, who played pop tunes.

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