A small army of local officers, soldiers and friends donned their old togs and Marigolds for a day’s spring cleaning at the Temple. Rooms and cupboards were cleared as dusters, buckets ladders and polishers moved in to make the place spic and span. The event was organised by corps administrator Ken Hillson. With everyone working at their allocated tasks the teamwork made the effort go like clockwork. People were working simultaneously in different parts of the building and rarely seemed to get in each other’s way.
The spring clean is an annual event and the commitment of several corps folk who are able to give up their day is indicative of the love they have for God and their place of worship. The important job of keeping the troops provided with refreshments was the responsibility of the ever-reliable Irene Ivory and Liz Orford, who were also involved in fitting in a private function in George’s Hall during the day.