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Garden Party at Quorn Court – Young Conservatives, June 7th 1952

The Loughborough Echo – June 13th 1952

The Quorn, Mountsorrel and Barrow on Soar Young Conservative Association held a garden party at Quorn Court on Saturday by kind permission of Col. And Mrs W S N Toller.
Mr E G A Farnham who presided, thanked Col. And Mrs Toller for loaning the garden, and announced that Mr Anthony Nutting MP had sent a wire saying he could not come and wished the party all success.
In his place, Mr John Jennings, prospective candidate for SE Derbyshire attended.
Mr Farnham asked Mrs C H Martin, president of the Mountsorrel branch to open the party.
Mrs Martin expressed her interest in Young Conservatives and thought it was a good thing for them to form their association and make their own plans. With good will and hard work old and young Conservatives could join forces and carry on good traditions.
Mr Michael Clarke, president of the branch moved a vote of thanks to Mrs Martin and bouquets were handed to her and Mrs Toller by Christopher Harbord and Diana Gee.
There was a good attendance, including Mr D Byford, chairman Melton Conservative Association, and Mrs Byford, Col. And Mrs Toller, Col. And Mrs C H Martin, and Mr and Mrs E G A Farnham.
There were stalls for ‘Bring and Buy’ (Mrs Preston, Mrs Rickarby, and Mrs Hindley); Produce (Mrs and Miss Amys); Books (Mr Tony Cove); Cakes (Miss Anne Woolley).
A baby show judged by Nurse Robertson-Ritchie and Mrs Antrum produce the following results:-
Up to 6 months old: John Kevin Newbury, John Kirin Berger; 6 to 12 months: Lynn Calderwood; 12 months and over: David Holders, Adrian Burr.
Mr Jennings spoke on the present situation in parliamentary matters. It was a great asset, he said to have a Young Conservative Association strong enough to run such an event. “I graduated as a Junior Imp”, he said, “and they were the pre-runners of of the Young Conservatives”.
Mr Michael Clarke proposed a vote of thanks to the speaker, and Mr Donald Byford congratulated Quorn on having such a live branch of Young Conservatives.
After tea there were square dance demonstrations, and prizes were presented to the babies.

Photograph caption:
Tiny tots who were entered for the baby show with their mothers

 Submitted on: 2012-02-16
 Submitted by: Anthony Cove
 Artefact ID: 1531

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