On Thursday 5th May some members who were in the choir for many years with Jack Pratt, who was an excellent tenor, made our way to Grange Over Sands to wish him a very Happy 100th Birthday.
We led the singing of Happy Birthday to You and For He's A Jolly Good Fellow, taking him some cards, a book of photographs of his time in the choir and our sincere best wishes. Jack is an amazing example of a very healthy ex-chorister, a living advert for the emotional and physical benefits of membership....although genes may have a bit to do with it as well!
Many thanks to Jack's family and friends and the staff of Cartmel Grange Nursing Home for making us so welcome..The first photo shows Jack and his contemporaries, from the left, founder member Derek Halliwell,Brian Winter, Jack, Jim Fielding, Jim Plenderleith and our Secretary Geoff Irvin.The others are from our archives and all include Jack.
It is hard to realise that he was 53 years old when the choir was formed!