Last day for club

Stanton in the Peak Darby and Joan Club held their final meeting in the Village Hall at Stanton.
Stanton in the Peak Darby and Joan Club held their final meeting in the Village Hall at Stanton.

A CLUB that provided activities for the over 60s has folded after 53 years.

Stanton in the Peak Darby and Joan Club held it final meeting in the Staton Village Hall with members enjoying a glass of sherry and a piece of cake.

The club was formed in 1958 by Dorothy Wain who is now 95 but was still an active member.

It was started as part of volunteers organisation WRVS.

June Wildgoose, Dorothy’s daughter and club leader said the club had closed due to lack of membership and she was retiring after 28 years.

She added: “We enjoyed 72 holidays, both in this country, and on the continent.

“We also took the members, and friends on numerous days out throughout the 53 years.”