MORE than 50 past members of a once-popular dance troupe based in Chester have held their first reunion.
The Lilian Eaves Dancing Troup reunion, at the Chester County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, included an evening of dance music, memorabilia and a buffet.
Stephen Cooil, who helped organise the event, said: “This was the first ever reunion, since the troupe, which ran for over 50 years, disbanded in the early 80s.
The evening, attended by more than 50 former troupe members, was a huge success.
“The ladies enjoyed an evening of photographs, dance music and memorabilia along with a buffet and the chance to meet up with old friends, some they hadn't seen since their dancing days, more than 40 years ago.”
The Lillian Eaves Dancing Troupe was formed by Lillian Eaves, of Ormonde Road, during the First World War.
Ms Eaves, who ran the troupe for more than 50 years, recruited the first dancers out of the accounts department at Browns of Chester where she had worked.
During her tenure, Ms Eaves, who was also known as ‘Eavey’, raised thousands of pounds for charity through various concerts. She died 32 years ago this April aged 82.
In memory of Miss Eaves a collection was also made on the evening for Miles Of Smiles.