A FREE trip to the seaside has been enjoyed by more than 150 Knutsford residents.

Toft Taverners cricket club has once again run their popular summer day out for the town’s over 70s.

The trip to Lytham St Anne’s on the Flyde coast was much appreciated by all the guests.

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Residents said it was lovely to get out for the day and meet people.

Taverner volunteers travel on each bus and make the trip fun by chatting to guests and handing out sweets and drinks.

Mark Varley, Taverners secretary, said: “Fortunately the weather was kind and ever one got a blast of Irish Sea air and a chance to grab an ice cream on the beach.

“The main event was lunch, afternoon tea and entertainment hosted at the Inn on the Prom.

“Everyone seemed delighted with the hotel, the company of friends and the day itself.”

The day out is only made possible, thanks to the support of the local community.

A free raffle after the meal offered 60 prizes.

Mark said: “This year the Taverners were able to take 150 of the town's residents to Lytham, all sponsored by the generous donations of the local businesses and friendship groups who play cricket against the Taverners every summer.

“Special thanks to mayor Peter Coan who came to see our guests off from Tatton Street and for the kindness of the Knutsford library staff who distribute the Lytham trip tickets every year.”

The Tavs plan to run their much Christmas lunch and singalong in early December.