Hatfield's Breaks Manor Youth Centre to hold fundraising reunion event

PUBLISHED: 09:44 20 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:44 20 September 2018

Breaks Manor's motorcycle display team in 1962. Picture: Breaks Manor.

Breaks Manor's motorcycle display team in 1962. Picture: Breaks Manor.

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A Hatfield youth centre is urging members from the 50s, 60s and 70s to attend its reunion and fundraiser.

Breaks Manor drama club in 1960. Picture: Breaks Manor.Breaks Manor drama club in 1960. Picture: Breaks Manor.

Breaks Manor Youth Centre opened in 1951 and left an endearing legacy for thousands of former members, with many meeting their future partners there.

Committee member Jon Brindle said organisers want to spread the word that, as well as being a youth club, the Link Drive venue is also a fantastic social facility for the wider community.

He added: “Much more goes on here than many folk realise, so we’ve organised a ‘Breaks Show’, which will be fun, informative and give some long-lost friends a chance to meet up too.

“Also, long-serving ex-warden Barry Clark will be serving drinks! It will be a real trip down Memory Lane.”

Breaks Manor members constructing the dance hall in 1958. Picture: Breaks Manor.Breaks Manor members constructing the dance hall in 1958. Picture: Breaks Manor.

There will be entertainment from Stagecall Community Arts School, as well as local band The Strangers, who will perform 1960s pop hits.

Emma Russell, who set up the arts school at Breaks Manor, said: “I have such wonderful memories of training and performing in the industry and to now be able to work back here teaching dance to local young people is very gratifying.

“We hold performing arts and street dance classes at Breaks on a Monday evening and our pupils are very excited at the prospect of appearing under the lights on the big stage there.”

The event will be on Saturday, October 6. Tickets cost £5 in advance. For more information contact Anna via 01707 263201 or email anna.fitts@breaksmanor.org

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