Sandra Rice is pictured serving tea
and scones to the Rev Kenneth Smyth (Minister Emeritus
of Drumbo Presbyterian Church), Hilary McCluggage (Chair
of the Board of Governors of Drumbo Primary School),
Bell Macauley and Violet Spence at Drumbo Presbyterian
Church 'Drop In' centre on Monday morning 11th June.
Violet (fourth from left) was dinner lady at Drumbo
Primary School in the 1960s and was caretaker and
playground assistant in the 1970s and 1980s.
When the shop and post office in Drumbo village closed in 2003,
locals lost what were for many an important focal point for a
chat and an opportunity to catch up on the local news. Shortly
after their closure, Mrs Hilary McCluggage (Chair of the Board
of Governors of Drumbo Primary School) in conjunction with the
minister, the Rev Adrian McLernon and members of Drumbo
Presbyterian Church P.W.A. mooted the idea of a 'Drop In' centre
in the village to create a Christian outreach to the community
of Drumbo. Formed in 2005, the 'Drop In' centre meets in the
Church Hall, allowing local people to meet and have fun,
fellowship and chat over a cup of tea and scones.