Joint 90th birthday celebration

Members of the Inner Wheel enjoy the Big Dipper.
Members of the Inner Wheel enjoy the Big Dipper.
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An historic women’s club has celebrated its 90th birthday alongside a famous Blackpool attraction.

The Fylde Inner Wheel Club, the women’s equivalent of the Rotary, paid a visit to the Pleasure Beach to ride the Big Dipper, which turned 90 on August 23.

Club members came from across the Fylde coast to ride the roller coaster yesterday.

Karen Henshaw, president of the club, said: “When we heard the Big Dipper was celebrating its 90th birthday at the same time as us, we saw it as an opportunity too big to miss out on.

“It was a lovely day out and something we all enjoyed.

“Those of us brave enough went on the ride.”

The Inner Wheel has 90,000 members in more than 100 countries.

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