A FAMILY support centre set up in wake of the devastating 1953 floods has celebrated its diamond anniversary.

Staff, children and past friends all came together to celebrate 60 years of the Ark Family Resource Centre last Thursday.

Cake, old archives and games were used to mark the milestone anniversary at the centre on Main Road, Dovercourt.

It has become an a key part of the town over the years and now offers counselling, days of play and learning for children with additional needs, information and advice, home-based support and domestic violence support.

Centre manager Sally Johns Green, said: “It was a lovely and very successful day."