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Themed celebrations look back at 90 years in Corton

PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 June 2016

A tea party was held at St Bartholomew's Church in Corton to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Picture: James Bass

A tea party was held at St Bartholomew's Church in Corton to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Picture: James Bass

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A church warden has described how a three-day bonanza of themed entertainment in Corton proved to be “unforgettable” for everyone involved.

A 90 year history exhibition with a number of wedding photos was also held at the church. Picture: James BassA 90 year history exhibition with a number of wedding photos was also held at the church. Picture: James Bass

St Bartholomew’s Church, on Church Lane, hosted an array of community events to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

After a musical concert, featuring The Coastline Singers and the Oulton Broads, was held in the church on Friday, June 10 – attention soon turned to an exhibition entitled ‘90 Years of Corton Life’.

Visitors took a step back in time to view a number of historic photographs and images of couples who have been married in the church during that time.

On Sunday, June 12, the entertainment concluded with a 1920s themed tea party and music from a jazz band named the Gershwin Gang.

A celebration cake was cut on the Sunday by the mother of Rev Roger Key – 104 year old Muriel – along with a lady named Alice Inkpen, who was 90 just two days after the Queen.

“It was just a totally unforgettable weekend,” said church warden Wendy Rodgers.

“We had a steady stream of visitors on the Saturday to view the exhibition and everybody really enjoyed the happy and joyous occasion.

“But the band on Sunday was the best thing I have ever seen in the church.”

Are you organising a community event in Lowestoft? Email joe.randlesome@archant.co.uk


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