A stunning cake helped usher in the West Wimbledon Society's 90th year on 17th January 2004. The cake was made in the shape of Avenue Hall, the Society's meeting place in Avenue Road.
Wine was served and the cake cut at a special meeting when the first ever minutes of the Society were read out, and Mr. Richard Milward gave a talk about the local area around 1914.
The Society, which began in 1914 as a debating society, now meets at 7.30 on Saturday evenings from October to April for entertainment including talks by a wide variety of outside speakers and musical evenings or parties organised by members. Outings are organised in the summer months, as well as an annual produce show and a tea party.
The current members come mainly from the older age group, and membership is therefore likely to appeal to the retired and those about to retire.
The annual subscription, currently £15, is payable on 1st October; new members must be nominated and agree to abide by the rules of the Society.
Members may also join the table-tennis section.