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Life begins at 40!

Kenilworth & District celebrated their 40th year this weekend (17th to 19th April).  The celebrations commenced on Friday evening with a civic reception in the company of the mayor and mayoress of Kenilworth.  Guests were welcomed from friendship link clubs in Remscheid, Mulhouse, Arnheim Oost, Cardiff, Leicester and Coventry. On Saturday we were treated to a preview tour of the Elizabethan garden at Kenilworth Castle (due to open to the public in May 2009).  A formal dinner was held at Kenilworth Golf Club where the menu was sixties themed.  Sunday started with coffee at Milsom’s hotel before a guided tour of the Abbey ruins and Barn.  This was followed by lunch at Haigs Hotel in Balsall Common.

The picture shows founder member Hilda Sparkes with Mayor Spencer Harrison and his wife Daphne Harrison, also a member of the Kenilworth club.  They are joined by a visiting Remscheid member and current club President, Di Nash.