10:51AM, Monday 28 April 2014
Wartime tunes and a traditional high tea was enjoyed as part of a springtime social put on for the elderly.
More than 50 pensioners were invited to the Rotary Club of Maidenhead event held yesterday at the St John Ambulance Hall in York Road.
Guests enjoyed a glass of sherry on arrival before tucking into finger sandwiches, cakes and jelly all hand-made by rotary volunteers.
Entertainment was provided by singing ensemble The Gas Lights, who performed songs from the first and the second world wars including 'A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square."
The Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Andrew Jenner, and his wife Julia attended the event and the mayor delivered a short speech themed around the Great War centenary including tales he had been told by his uncle who lived through it.
Rotary Club of Maidenhead chairman Pat Lattimer has stressed the importance of events like these for people who live alone.
She said: "One lady at the party was saying that she no longer has any friends or family because she has outlived them.
"When these older people accept the invitation and come out and enjoy themselves it is really worth while putting in the effort."
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
A teenager who died after getting into difficulty in the Jubilee River has been described as a ‘gentle giant’ in a tribute from his school.