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Chris gets "In the mood!" As Scrabster Takes 85th birthday Back To 1945
Scrabster Community Centre was transformed into a "tardis" last Saturday as it transported friends and family of Chris Paterson back to 1945, when Chris was a sprightly 25 year old and the wars in Europe and Japan had just come to an end.

Looking for a topical theme to celebrate Chris's 85th birthday her children, Maureen, Harry and John arranged a surprise VJ party. The Scrabster hall was decked out as a 45 street party with everyone getting dressed up in 40's style. Chris's nephew Ronald Gunn arranged for two war time vintage cars to act as transport for the day.

The weather put a stop to the outside activities, but a full games programme was held inside, seeing some interesting variations of the egg-and-spoon race, sack race and pogo-endurance. The hall also resounded to the 40's with the music of Glen Miller, Andrews Sisters and other big band sounds as party-goers boogied the night away.

A delighted Chris said she was told to expect something special but seeing people appear from Dubai, South Africa, Cumbria, Kent, Norwich, Birmingham and a' the airts was really the icing on the cake.