Wings Over Woodley celebrates second anniversaryBy Jon Nurse
September 11, 2012
Ex-pilots were flying high when their social club celebrated its second anniversary.
Members of the Wings Over Woodley club gathered at the Age Concern Centre in Southlake Cresent on Wednesday, August 22, to mark the occasion.
The club, for older people with an interest or a background in aviation, meets every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm, at the Woodley day centre, for lunch and time to chat.
Graeme Layzell, Woodley Age Concern chief executive, said: “There’s a volunteer who flies model aeroplanes so they went to see him in the morning in Finchampstead, then came back and we had a party.”
Master baker Christina White, a member of the centre’s care staff, baked a cake with a Wings Over Woodley spitfire.
Mr Layzell said: “It all started with the idea that a lot of activities organised for older people tend to be for ladies. We thought we could do something for men with the history of Woodley being an airfield and many pilots in the area.”
Every month the club members visit a museum or point of interest. For details, call Age Concern Centre on (0118) 969 1471.