The Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh 70th Birthday celebrations
PUBLISHED: 17:37 23 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:37 23 February 2018
One of Lancashire's best loved hotels, the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh, welcomed 150 guests to celebrate its 70th Birthday.
Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh 70th
Leigh Culverwell, Amy Hutchison, Michelle Mellor and Adam Lovett
Alice Wrighley and Helen Jackson
Tony and Joan Clarkson
Mayor of Hyndburn, Peter Britcliffe, with the mayoress, his daughter Sara Britcliffe
Marie and Chris Allan
Glenn and Wendy Bowers
Debbie Dawson and Lee Sharrock
Elizabeth Cheesberough, Lucy Anapo and Jackie Eastwood
Martin Conway, Carolyn Askew, Gemma Schulchess and Steven Warburton
Eleanor Hick and Helen Atkinson
Having first opened its doors as a hotel in 1947, it has become a venue for generations of Lancastrians staging special events.
The evening was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Hyndburn, the Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire, the Leader of Hyndburn Council, the chief executive and staff from Blackburn Youth Zone and guests from the local business community. Also invited were 20 of the hotels leisure club’s longest serving members and ten of the longest serving staff.
Guests enjoyed a drinks reception with music provided by Blackburn Youth Zone followed by a fabulous three course dinner and entertainment. A raffle was held which raised £1,260 for Blackburn Youth Zone, a charity that helps thousands of local young people.