Welcome to Ironbridge Club
The Club were delighted to welcome to the Club's special Charity Evening meeting Monday 20 May 26 Rotarians and partners from the Rotary Club of Ironbridge, Shropshire, led by President Ian Warburton, who were on a 5 day visit to Belfast.
Thanking the Club for having them President Ian (pictured on the left) presented the Club with their banner and a book from the Ironbridge George Museum "The Industrial Revolution of Shropshire". President Mark presented him and, member of the party, President Peter Williams, from the neighbouring Rotary Club of Wellington, with banners.
Ironbridge Club PP John Anderson regaled the room with a short presentation on the location, area and history of the Ironbridge Club noting that it had been formed in 1955 and had 26 members. He revealed that they undertake several projects including Xmas wrapping and supermarket bag packing but that their major fundraising project undertaken with 4 other local Clubs (including the Wellington Club) was the Tree of Light at Christmas which this year raised £42,000 for 5 local charities. He pointed out that they have a large number of tourists visiting the area and, in particular, the 10 museums! He revealed that intriguingly 1 of the museums has a Belfast connection - the tiles in the Crown Bar came from Ironbridge Jackfield Tile Museum.