Alfreton Town Council's Civic Dinner
PUBLISHED: 12:30 28 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:27 20 February 2013
Alfreton Town Council has celebrated its 25th Anniversary with its first ever Civic Dinner, held inside the historic Alfreton Hall.
Alfreton Town Council has celebrated its 25th Anniversary with its first ever Civic Dinner, held inside the historic Alfreton Hall. The Hall was the former home of the Palmer Morewood family the Lords of the Manor at Alfreton. Guests included the Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff of Derbyshire, the Mayor of Amber Valley and the Vice Chair of Derbyshire County Council, mayors and civic dignitaries of neighbouring towns and parishes, and representatives from all branches of the local community. Local pianist Mark Briggs, who has performed at Londons Hilton Hotel, played during dinner, following which Cllr Scott Walker, Mayor of Alfreton spoke of the town councils role over the last 25 years and presented a bouquet to Councillor Marlene Bennett MBE who has served on the town council since its inception in 1984.
Presentations were also made to the event organisers; long-serving Council member Cllr Pat Bennett; first town mayor Mrs Sue Wallis; and David Holmes, town clerk for the last 25 years. David then entertained the guests with a witty recollection of his 25 years in office. The evening ended with a firework display.