School chums hold surprise 60th celebration at Romford Dogs

PUBLISHED: 09:33 14 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:33 14 August 2017

Lifelong friends gather for a celebratory lunch at Romford Greyhound Stadium to toast their 60th birthdays

Lifelong friends gather for a celebratory lunch at Romford Greyhound Stadium to toast their 60th birthdays


A touch of glitz and glamour was brought to a race course last week, when a group of women gathered to celebrate a special occasion.

Iris Huard, 60, of Vaughan Avenue, Hornchurch, and 14 friends, most of whom have known each other since the age of 11, dressed in all their finery to attend Romford Dogs.

The event was to celebrate the baby of the group Lhea Wibrow’s 60th birthday, and race number five was named in her honour as a surprise.

“We had a lovely day,” said Lhea, of Plaistow.

“It was really nice everyone enjoyed it.”

All the women except Iris attended Burke Secondary School in Plaistow. Iris’s husband attended the school.

They have celebrated their 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th and now 60th birthdays together.

“We do most things together,” continued Lhea.

“It’s very unusual that so many of us went to school together and are still friends like we are.”

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