On Saturday, 16 September, the Wortwell Silver Festival was held to celebrate 25 years since Wortwell Community Centre was opened.

The event was an opportunity to showcase our wonderful village asset, with the help of our local community and, despite the weather not being all that kind to us, it was well supported and everyone who attended had a good time.

The Silver Festival opened at Midday with the unveiling of a plaque by Mr Les Sandeman and Dr Murray Gray, two members of the original working party committee who managed to create, gain planning approval, build and open the amazing suite of rooms that we enjoy today.

Visitors to the Silver Festival were able to visit a number of stalls, some of which represented the many clubs who use the community centre, and take part in ‘have a go’ sessions. There was a plentiful choice of food on offer as well as a raffle, silent auction of promises, children’s storytelling, writing competition and treasure hunt, music and performances and much more.

The fun continued into the evening with a Ceilidh led by Mr Chas Emmens and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone – young and old.

Thank you to everyone who helped out and a special mention to those who were involved in months of planning and organisation.  Just a few volunteers took on an enormous amount of work and without everything they did, events like this could not happen.

Please help us to go forward by supporting future events.  The more people involved, the more events we can organise and villagers will benefit.

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