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Beckenham's community hub Azelia Hall celebrates 60th birthday in style
Mayor & Mayoress of Bromley Ernest & Diane Noad with hall manager Maria Spears (centre) and l/r, Clarice Mead and Natalie Stevenson, both 10, from the Beckenham Speakers club, who meet in the hall.
THE Azelia Hall in Beckenham has turned 60, with 150 locals taking part in a unique celebration to mark the occasion.
The Croydon Road hall is the hub of the local community, used by deaf and blind groups, the over 60s and those who suffer from autism and Parkinson's.
The event last Saturday (September 21) brought all these groups together for a vintage tea which included scones and cream, cakes and finger sandwiches.
Hall manager Maria Spears said: "It was brilliant. We had big round tables where people were able to enjoy a vintage afternoon tea.
"We had music from the Bromley Youth Music.
"The mayor made a speech and the mayoress went around and chatted to all the different groups.
"I am getting loads of letters and texts from people.
"Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves."
The 54-year-old added: "I have been here for forty years and nothing like that has happened before in bringing all the groups together.
"Even the man who built the hall, Peter Duncan, was there."
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