Hemel Hempstead’s own Oasis – a social club for over-55s – has held its final encore after three successful decades.
The club was set up in 1984 and boasted more than 300 members at its peak, but as time has gone on numbers have dwindled to just 27, and chairman David Kemp is determined to go out on a high.
The 88 year old said: “We’ve had a good innings, and we all have fond memories of all the coach trips and guest speakers – we’ve had everyone from policemen to chiropodists.”
The club’s remaining budget will be donated to Dacorum hospices, with some set aside for a parting meal at Kings Langley’s The Young Pretender.
David added: “It will hardly be a last supper, but it will be good to end 30 years on a happy note.”