A SOCIAL club set up after the devastating flood of 1953 has celebrated it's 60th annual dinner and dance.

The Luney Club had 170 guests for the event on June 2 at the Park Pavilion.

Special presentations were given to Peter Clackett for 40 years service to the club and to both Les Parfitt and Bob Mallett for 25 years service.

The Luney Club was founded in The Anchor Public House in Bathside in 1958 prompted by the hardship that followed the great flood.

It's original aim was to meet weekly on a Sunday and hold an annual social dinner for the pensioners of Bathside Bay.

It now has charity status and meets at the old Royal British Legion hall in Barrack Lane.

Ron Mitchell, trustee of the club, said: "Our success is without doubt due to the hard work and dedication of our members and also to the excellent fundraising support we get each Sunday lunchtime."