Guild member celebrates her 60th year with the organisation
After clocking up her 60th year as a member of the Haverhill Townswomen's Guild, Betty Jennings paid tribute to the group and its role in her life.
Mrs Jennings was presented with a letter, certificate, badge, a bouquet of flowers in the Guild's colours of white, green and mauve and a voucher for a meal for two at Ickworth House at the group's latest monthly meeting in the West End Congregational Church.
The 88-year-old widow, who has three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, said: "I came to Haverhill the year before I joined and I didn't know a soul.
"My next door but one neighbour took me to a Guild meeting and that's where I found all my friends and my friendships there have been marvellous.
"I had no idea what was happening (the presentation). "It was a lovely surprise."
Mrs Jennings, who worked for 30 years in the office at Place Farm Primary School until retiring 23 years ago and was then a governor for ten years, has fulfilled every role at the Haverhill Guild apart from being secretary.
She is now its life president and is also a member of the St Marys Church Women's Fellowship.
The Guild meets from 7.15pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month.