Local senior citizens feted

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Teas were served to almost 180 people at the Arbroath branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland clubrooms last Monday and on Thursday.

The occasion was Older People’s Week organised by Age Concern Arbroath.

The company last Monday was welcomed by Keith Baldry, secretary, and, at the second sitting by acting chairman Paddy Quinlan. Annie Ogilvy and her team prepared the meals which were served by the ladies and members of the branch. Laura Taylor and her friends May, Mary and Wattie provided musical entertainment.

On Tuesday, around 80 people made their way to the Old & Abbey Church for a lovely evening of music and verse provided by In Harmony Ladies’ Choir under their conductor Vicki Whyte.

Soloist was Sheila Lyons and Joan Macgregor and Marlene Kear were the elocutionists. Alison Hart was accompanist.

Last Wednesday, members of The Rotary Club of Arbroath took around 20 senior citizens for a drive before treating them to tea at the Legion. Entertainment was provided by Ian Grimmond, Tony Simpson and John Cuthbert.

The final event, a concert in the Old & Abbey Church on Friday, given by Arbroath Male Voice Choir was also attended by a large number of seniors who enjoyed a memorable evening of song.

Sheena Guthrie, choir conductor, accompanied the gentlemen. Two of Sheena’s pupils, Rachel Smart and Isabella Robb, enchanted the audience with their singing as did choir soloists Douglas Cant and Duncan Hunter.

The final item ‘Morte Christi’ brought not only the concert to a close but also a memorable Older People’s Week.

Acting chairman of Age Concern Arbroath, Maureen Fulton, said the week had been tremendous and added her thanks to all who had helped in any way.