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Easter bonnet competition in Dereham keeping up the tradition

Winners Joyce Knock, Harriet Prettyman and Doreen Peel, in front. Pictures: Shonette Mooney

Winners Joyce Knock, Harriet Prettyman and Doreen Peel, in front. Pictures: Shonette Mooney

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Dressing up for Easter in bonnets has been a centuries-old pastime and women at a centre in Dereham are keeping up the tradition.

Easter bonnet party at Dereham Meeting Point. Pictures: Shonette MooneyEaster bonnet party at Dereham Meeting Point. Pictures: Shonette Mooney

There were some fantastic Easter bonnets at a party and competition organised by the Dereham Meeting Point charity, with some men also joining in the celebration.

Centre manager Shonette Mooney said: “The competition was judged by Lidia Dodds and Callum Parkinson. In third place was Joyce Knock, second was Harriet Prettyman and the winner was Doreen Peel.

“Entertainment was provided by Lidia and Malcolm Dodds. After the party 30 members attended an Easter two-course lunch at the George Hotel in Swaffham Road, Dereham.”

Dereham Meeting Point, in St Withburga Lane, was established in 1986 as a place for the disabled and over 55s to meet and socialise.

The Easter bonnet party was held on Wednesday, March 28 and also included singing and flamenco music.


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