Honiton: Pensioners' group folds

One of Honiton s longest-running clubs for senior citizens has folded.

One of Honiton's longest-running clubs for senior citizens has folded.

Honiton Old Age Pensioners' Association, which met at the Senior Citizens' Centre, is to be wound up following a decline in membership and increased costs for guest speakers.

Honitonian Margaret Robson, 83, was the association's chairman and secretary.

She told the Herald: "We have decided to close.

"There will be a special meeting on September 15 to decide what to do with the association's money.

"Each member has received a personal letter, informing them of the meeting."

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Honiton Old Age Pensioners' Association was founded over 30 years ago.

For several years it was run by decorated war hero and honoured citizen Tom Crispin, who is a stalwart regular at the Senior Citizens' Centre. Mrs Robson said he had been a hard act to follow.

Remaining members may have one last get-together - a Christmas dinner.