It was a very special anniversary for the Bootle Ladies Luncheon Club, who meet at the Litherland Masonic Hall, when they met to celebrate their 30th anniversary, which is also known as a pearl anniversary, at their meeting.
The Ladies Luncheon Club was originally known as the Widow’s Luncheon Club when first started and was held every month for the widows of the group to meet up and have lunch together with friends. The meetings are a couple of hours of good company and fun, with a two-course meal and different activities each month which can include games, quizzes and occasionally a guest speaker.
At the meeting, a number of guests were invited along with their partners or a family member or friend, and on this occasion the guest of honour was Roy Pyne. Roy’s wife Lynne, who sadly passed away a couple of years ago, was heavily involved with the Ladies Luncheon Club and in the memory of Lynne it was only fitting that the anniversary was also held in conjunction with her honour.
After the meal, Roy was asked to say a few words and, in his speech, Roy spoke about Lynne and her involvement in the Ladies Luncheon Club over the years, which was very dear to her heart, Lynne was chairperson for number of years, before handing over to Pat Gormall who gave the history of the club from its beginnings in 1993 to the continued success of the Ladies Luncheon Club to the present day.
It was only fitting that the anniversary is a pearl anniversary, as it celebrates the special occasion that marks the 30th anniversary. It’s a celebration of the love, commitment and dedication, and it also represents wisdom, loyalty and integrity that the group has shared over the years, which is at the heart of the lady’s luncheon group.