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The Galtres 40 years on 1983-2023 - A time to celebrate...

Saturday 16th December, 2023

It is just after 6:00 am. on a clear frosty Friday, December morning, and already the lights are on at the Galtres Centre, with the cleaning team of Christine, Shelly and Sue hoovering and polishing away for the coming days’ visitors.

The early birds are hard at exercise in the fitness suite, and Mark Reinhard the duty instructor, is already setting out the tennis nets for the morning sessions on the all-weather pitch.

By 8:30 the first team of volunteers is in the kitchen setting up for the coffee morning in the lounge. Another team is providing refreshments for eighty NHS staff here on a training day.

At 9:00, the office staff arrive, closely followed by a small team of long serving volunteers, who help run the event and ensure that health and safety, alarm checks, and fire checks are tested and in place.

This place is run to the same standard as a top London hotel, every detail is covered.

From the compulsory purchase of the Galtres House in 1981 with the aim of just providing a village hall/community centre, the Galtres Centre has had quite an extraordinary journey.

Read more about the Galtres Centre’s 40th anniversary celebration by visiting your nearest stockist to buy a copy of the paper.

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