The annual party organised by the Torrington Old Age pensioners Association for the pensioners of Torrington, was held in the Town Hall, Torrington, 116 sitting down to a turkey dinner.
Presiding was the president of the association, Mr F R Hodge, accompanied by Mrs Hodge. He revealed that pensioners had travelled to Plymouth for their annual outing, and on that occasion lunch had also been provided free. Those who had not been able to attend had received 10s at Christmas, and altogether £75 had been distributed, with every pensioner receiving half a pound of tea.
Mr Hodge welcomed the Mayor and Mayoress (Ald and Mrs R H Cotton), who were accompanied by the Town Clerk,, Mr S J Parkes. Following the dinner the pensioners were entertained by the Westward Ho! Holiday Centre concert party.
Winners in a competition organised by Mrs Arthur Dymond were: Mrs Quick, Mrs Brown, D Stacey, Walter Hearn, W M Piper, F Edwards, G Nash, W Green, Mr Sid Pring, Jean Pitts, R Denford, B Davey, Rose Lugg, W Newcombe, V Thompson, J Bower and K Meakin, F Coumbe, B Dymond, A Short, M Hutchings, G Sutton, L Anncar, R Tucker, F Warne, G Tape, J Jury, A Bond, W Babb, J Littlejohns, J Gilbert, D Horne, P Copp, Mrs Ayre, J Johns, T Gist, Mrs Double, Pam Weeks.
The full Gazette article is dated 5 February 1965