Twenty years of pensioner power celebrated in Portsmouth

CELEBRATE Howell Jones, 87, and Joan Hill, 92, the oldest members of the Portsmouth Pensioners' Association, cut the cake marking its 20th anniversary.    Picture:  Steve Reid (110624-840)
CELEBRATE Howell Jones, 87, and Joan Hill, 92, the oldest members of the Portsmouth Pensioners' Association, cut the cake marking its 20th anniversary. Picture: Steve Reid (110624-840)
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Portsmouth Pensioners’ Association hosted a tea party to mark its 20th anniversary.

The event was held at the Harlequin restaurant in Portsmouth Guildhall and around 90 members and guests arrived to help celebrate the occasion.

An abundance of photographs was on display, portraying the wide variety of projects the organisation has been involved with.

These range from getting travel pass cards for Portsmouth’s pensioners, to raising the funds needed to set up a health centre in Awassa, Ethiopia, now called Pompey Health Clinic.

As well as the picture collage, some of the oldest members in the group gave speeches.

The association’s president, Muriel Deacon, said: ‘The tea party went extremely well.

‘Everyone was really happy to meet up with old friends and all commented on how much they enjoyed it.’