Neighbours in St George’s Road, Felixstowe, celebrate 40 years of coffee mornings

Neighbours from St George's Road, Old Felixstowe, celebrate 40 years of meeting together. Picture: A

Neighbours from St George's Road, Old Felixstowe, celebrate 40 years of meeting together. Picture: ANNE RAVENSCROFT - Credit: Archant

Celebrating the Queen’s silver jubilee saw communities across the country getting together – and in Felixstowe a group which met on the day is still the best of friends.

Back in 1977, St George’s Road, Old Felixstowe, held a traditional street party for the royal occasion.

That led to the group of neighbours deciding to get together on a regular basis to socialise, fostering great community spirit – and this summer they celebrated 40 years of activities.

Resident Anne Ravenscroft said: “Out of that street party came our famous monthly coffee mornings.

“These are now so popular that we have to meet in the Old Felixstowe Community Centre as very few homes can accommodate 25-plus regular attendees.”

To mark the 40th anniversary, the group held a special party. Mrs Ravenscroft said: “There was such a happy atmosphere and the Orwell Hotel staff could not have been more helpful.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter