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320 Years of Service

Four Soroptimist clubs in South Lancashire Region have each celebrated their 80th anniversary this year. That’s a total of 320 years of women-centred service by countless members of Bolton, Bootle, Crosby and Stockport clubs.

Seven presidents (l-r) SI Bolton, SI Manchester, SI Stockport & District, SI South Lancashire Region, SI Crosby, SI Bootle, SI Liverpool


Today’s club members marked this special ‘birthday’ with an afternoon tea at Haydock Park Golf Club. The event was organised by SI Bolton, and hosted by Margaret Davies, SI South Lancashire’s regional president.

The party included members from the ‘mother’ clubs, SI Manchester and SI Liverpool. In the dark days before World War II women in these two pioneering clubs had spread word of Soroptimist International’s achievements and had founded these four new clubs.