Four decades on show

Morpeth Lions left to right: Lions Les Brindley and Lion President Simon Pringle explain some of the displays to visitors.
Morpeth Lions left to right: Lions Les Brindley and Lion President Simon Pringle explain some of the displays to visitors.
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FORTY years of a Morpeth community group came into focus in a town centre exhibition.

Morpeth Lions Club put on the two-day exhibition at the Town Hall as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

Visitors were able to view photographs and articles from the Morpeth Herald about the club’s fund-raising activities over the years, as well as find out about some of the causes it has supported.

There was a section devoted to the Lions’ involvement in the 2008 flood recovery work, another detailing international programmes, such as Sight, WaterAid, DentAid and MedicAlert, and a table devoted to the club’s past District Governor, the late George Bell.

Banners presented by other clubs adorned the walls, with local, national and international pennants highlighting the Lions’ claim to be the world’s largest community service organisation.

Morpeth Lions Club President Simon Pringle said: “The club is very aware that without the generosity of Morpeth’s residents and businesses it could achieve very little. The exhibition was mainly our way of thanking everyone for their support and highlighting what has been achieved through them.

“Hopefully, those attending found the displays of interest and will encourage future support.”

The display was assisted by Town Hall staff and Lion Les Brindley, who brought most of the exhibits together.