Tamar Valley Friendship club held their first meeting of the New Year in Gunnislake Public Hall recently.

Chairman, Mrs Nora Coates, announced that the yearly subscription of five pounds was due, as is the deposit for the holiday to Blackpool in September.

A lunch is being held at the Tavistock Arms, Gunnislake on Wednesday, January 19 and there is a trip to see a pantomime on January 28. A trip to Truro is being arranged in March, names are to be submitted at the February meeting.

Several birthdays were celebrated and the sick visitors gave their reports, a raffle was held during the afternoon and entertainment was provided by Mr John Bolitho, with accompaniment on his guitar. A vote of thanks was given by Mrs Jeffery.