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BPF's 70th Anniversary Dinner
at the Beach Hotel Worthing
October 13th 2009

The Beach Hotel in Worthing was the venue for the South of England Regions BPFs 70th anniversary dinner. Branches from all over the region joined us for this special occasion, 137 people in total came, and all were served a lovely lamb dinner with all the trimmings followed by my favourite, profiteroles with lots of chocolate sauce, so that was nice.

After dinner there were a few speeches one from Bob Stephens, chairman, who welcomed the 137 members of the south of England region and in his speech gave a glowing tribute to our retiring chief executive Graham Ball suggesting that under his leadership the service offered to our members had improved more than at any other time over the last 30 years, and we were extremely sorry to lose him. 
Then a few words from our guest Aiden our national treasurer about the fellowship finances and a short talk from Barry North a polio member from Brighton about the history of the fellowship and the branch network and he had bought a number of photographs for us to look at, that was followed by the answers to another of Barbara's clever quizzes that she had set earlier, then the hat competition and finally the grand raffle.
Below are a few pictures of the event. 

  

 1939-2009
 
 Clare and Beulah
Dorset branch
 Ann Aiden and Barbara
 Barry and Bob
 
 
 Barry
 Terry and Gaynor raised a fantastic 330 running the raffle
 Carole loses it
 1st prize in the fancy hat went to Mavis Parish
 Joint 2nd
  Another contestant from Dorset
  Pam Gavan with her hat entry
The view from the restaurant