Youth club celebrates its 50th anniversary

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The 50th anniversary of a youth club is set to prompt a host of golden memories this weekend.

Newport Pagnell youth club members past and present are celebrating the anniversary with a jam-packed programme of activities and entertainment.

Tomorrow (Friday) is 1960s-themed disco night, complete with flares, mini skirts and Afro wigs.

On Saturday there will be an Inter-Youth fun day with teams taking part in a series events involving giant inflatables.

On Sunday the Wolverton Road club will host its traditional Strawberry Fayre with cream teas, arena events, stalls and attraction for all the family.

The club cost the grand sum of £16,000 to build in 1965.

The government granted £8,000 and bucks county Council gave £4,000.

The remaining cash was raised by the club itself with the help of townspeople.

Progress was marked on a huge barometer outside the former Ram pub, where the club was based.

Within a month of opening, membership had swelled to more than 200 young people and the average nightly attendance was 100.

Old members are urged to attend the weekend celebration - and bring along any old photographs.

A spokesman said; “We are celebrating 50 years of service to the community and we hope the whole community will get involved.”