Vintage fun at Chesham Fold TRA event

A community group in Bury celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a vintage party at Chesham Fold Community centre, featuring a live singer, a replica of an air raid shelter and many more free family activities.

Chesham Fold Tenant and Resident Association (TRA) and Six Town Housing successfully bid for funding to run the event from Ambition For Ageing, a programme that aims to create age friendly places and empower older people to be an active part of their community.

Families and people from across Bury attended the party on Thursday July 27th, including Bury North MP James Frith.

Guests at Chesham Fold TRA community event, including James Frith MP

The event also featured an afternoon tea and vintage costume competition, and several members of the community participated in storytelling sessions where they spoke about what it was like growing up in the 1940s to younger attendees.

Chesham Fold TRA was set up in 1987. As a TRA, it is made up of volunteers that help organise community social events and clubs (including Youth Clubs and clean up days), bid for funding to make community improvements, and share ideas that can influence decisions about improvements to local homes or the environment.

Historical bomb shelter mock up at Chesham Fold TRA's vintage event

Sue Smith, Secretary and Treasurer at the TRA said, “We loved getting members of the community together to celebrate our 30th year. There was such a good atmosphere and there were suggestions that we should run such a party every year.”

Wartime singalong at Chesham Fold TRA vintage party in Bury

“The TRA is here for people living locally and made entirely of volunteers who want to make a positive contribution to the estate. If you want to get involved with the TRA or have any thoughts about what else you would like to see running at the community centre in coming months, please get in touch.”

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