Driffield old folks tea preparations

THE annual Christmas tea for the senior citizens of Driffield and Little Driffield will take place on Saturday December 8.

The event is a unique local custom which stretches back 66 years.

The venue for the event as usual will be the west building of Driffield School on Manorfield Road and festivities will begin at 5pm.

Mr Alan Cousins, of St John’s Road, Driffield, said: “anyone over the age of 70 is welcome.

“In the case of a couple, only one of them needs to qualify.

“Unfortunately, dueto legal constraints, we are unable to invite anyone who is resident on a care home.

“The committee is looking for more Driffield residents who qualify in order to keep our party numbers to around 250.

Names of those who qualify should be given to Mr Cousins by calling 01377 240710 or they can be left at the Driffield Town Council offices on Market Walk.