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1st September 2010

ROSS LARRUPERZ CENTRE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS........

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The Larruperz Centre first opened it's doors in June 1990, providing the people of Ross-on-Wye with a wonderful, versatile Community Centre. To celebrate the centre's 20th birthday, various events have been held which on Sunday, culminated in a Treasure Hunt, devised by Jane Hewson, and a celebratory tea party.

The treasure hunt began at 2:20pm when teams had to walk round and about the town, finding and solving their clues before returning to the Larruperz Centre to enjoy some delicious tea and cake. The tea was attended by some specially invited guests but was open to all who had anything to do with the Larruperz Centre during the past 20 years. The celebratory cake was made by Sue Kirby who, along with Shirley Davies is the last of the original general committee. They are both now Directors.

During the 1920s, a group of young men enjoyed a full social life and put this to good use to help members of the community. They organized many dances and celebrations, supported the carnival and gave boots to poor children. It was this community spirit that led to the decision to build a community centre for the people of Ross-on-Wye.


Brian Marshall (Social Club Secretary), Nigel Gibbs (Chairman), Colin Boughen (Director), John Hall (Director), Jane Hewson(Director), Sue Thorpe (Deputy Manager) Sue Kirby (Director), Shirley Davies (Director), June Pearce (Manager), Audrey Hall (Secretary).

Previous Chairman, Eileen Spayson (left) was invited to cut the beautiful cake made by Sue Kirby (right).

Everybody was tucking in and enjoying themselves.

Manager June Pearce with the first manager, Derek Hughes.

Eileen Spayson with present Chairman, Nigel Gibbs.

The works of this group of men led to the decision to build a community centre for the people of Ross-on-Wye.
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