A Bridlington organisation has celebrated a special anniversary after setting up in the town three decades ago.
The Bridlington Deaf Club celebrated their 30 year anniversary by holding a special party at the Old Parcels Office at the town’s railway station.
Jean Carter, from the Deaf Club, said: “As there were a number of deaf people in Bridlington who wanted somewhere to go and meet up, the late Mrs Susan Dawson, along with her mother Mrs Wright, decided to go and speak with Social Services and ask if there were any rooms which could be offered to the deaf community on a weekly basis. A small room was eventually offered.”
She added: “Barbara Bolton, along with her late husband Peter and sister-in-law, Sandra Sharp went back to ask the Social Services in Bridlington if another, more permanent and bigger room could be made available. In 1991, the deaf community were delighted to be offered a room in the East Yorkshire Council for Voluntary Services on Marton Road.’
In 2001 the group moved again into the Resources Centre on Victoria Road and were based there until 2015. The Deaf club were offered by the Hull and East Yorkshire MIND use of the Old Parcels room at Bridlington Railway station in which they are still there today.
The Deaf Club meet every Friday evening to chat and play social games including bingo.