Published Thursday 16 June 2016 at 15:12
A special event to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday was held at Derwent Hall.
Older people across the borough were treated to classic tunes from the 1940s and 1950s from entertainer Joyce Kearton and enjoyed a hot meal and a quiz with fantastic prizes.
These included chocolates, stationary, adult colouring books, wine and spirits and photo albums.
Decorations featuring the Union Flag were displayed in the hall and guests were given flags and special cakes featuring images of the Queen.
The guests sang along to popular songs such as ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ courtesy of Joyce, who walked among the delighted crowd, with a few getting up to have a dance.
The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Cllr Hussain Akhtar, attended the event and guests were welcomed by the Mayor of Darwen Town Council, Cllr Brian Taylor.
The event was supported by Blackburn with Darwen Council, Darwen Town Council and The Older People’s Forum.
Councillor Brian Taylor said:
These occasions are always big successes and this one is special as it celebrates the Queen’s birthday. it is really good to bring people together for events like this. The health and wellbeing of older people in our borough is really important and these events give many a real boost.”