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Guild member celebrates her 60th year with the organisation




Betty Jennings at the presentation made to her for reaching her 60th year with the Haverhill Townswomen's Guild (3316018)
Betty Jennings at the presentation made to her for reaching her 60th year with the Haverhill Townswomen's Guild (3316018)

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.



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