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Region Events – Jubilee Cruise

Soroptimist Region Platinum Jubilee River Cruise

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Cruising down the River Dee

On Saturday, 11th June, a group of 40 Soroptimists from clubs in Cheshire, North Wales & Wirral enjoyed a social outing on the Lady Diana, meandering along the River Dee in Chester.

Members, dressed in red, white and blue or resplendent as Royalty, spent a relaxing three hours whilst indulging in afternoon tea and appreciating the lovely scenery, as the boat sailed down to the Iron Bridge at Eccleston.

Entertainment consisted of a royal quiz which was won by Cherry Povall, a raffle and prizes for the best royals:  Louise Parry and Pam Cheesley Hollinshead.

The crew looked after us admirably and provided endless cups of tea, a well stocked bar and a varied, delicious buffet.  Although we missed the morning regatta, there were still many boats and canoes on the river.  A commentary kept us informed of places of interest.

Sadly, President Yvonne, whose idea it had been, could not be with us due to ill-health, and she was greatly missed.

No one fell overboard and many said that they had thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing day.

Susan Haywood

Region President Elect

Thanks to Doreen Jones for photos