National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

09 October 2012



This weekend saw not one, but two, glamorous birthday bashes celebrating 75 years of YFC.

Warwickshire and Cumbria Young Farmers Clubs are both celebrating their 75th year this year and it was black tie and ball dresses all round as past and present members gathered to toast two fantastic organisations.

Up in Cumbria, 500 people attended a grand dinner dance in a marquee at the Garden at Eden in Crosby-on-Eden. The longest serving member, Mrs Olive Clarke, who was Westmorland Chairman in 1959 and Cumbria President in 1980, began the evening with a grace. This was followed by a  four-course meal and a speech from the first Cumbria President, Ian Watson.   He spoke fondly of his time in YFC, the public speaking skills he had learned and the future of farming for current members. After cutting a magnificent cake, guests then danced the night away to band Ulpha 590.

A little further south at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham, Warwickshire young farmers were having an equally lavish party.  With over 700 guests, the atmosphere was buzzing as old friends were reunited and new friends were being made. After a sumptuous meal, guests listened to current Warwickshire YFC President, David Hobbins, talk about the special qualities of the YFC movement. And not to be outdone, Warwickshire hit the dancefloor and strutted their stuff to a live band and legendary DJ “Sumo Pete”!

Pictured: Cumbria Chairman Jan Booth and President, Nick Utting cut the 75th celebratory cake.




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