Rosemary and Bill Fisher, who recently retired from the New Orleans Jazz Club in Louth, have been honoured for their efforts.
Bill and Rosemary have worked tirelessly for many years to keep the club alive.
Bill was Chairman from 1980 to 2013; Rosemary, Club Secretary from 1996 to 2013.
Both retired this year owing to ill-health and are now Life Vice-Presidents.
Members and old friends enjoyed seeing the couple, listening to the jazz and chatting with the special guests.
Also attending was Tom Brooker, whose remarkable murals adorn the walls of the club.
The club is possibly the last remaining not-for-profit members club dedicated to keeping alive the music of jazz.
Part of the Louth area’s jazz scene for more than 40 years, the club has the music of New Orleans and Dixieland at its core and from time to time features more mainstream and modern jazz and blues.
Forthcoming events -
SaturdayDecember 14: Fred Everett’s Queen Street Band, with Peter Surfleet leading the band.
Saturday December 21: Christmas Party with buffet. Guest musicians Brian Boles and Andrew Hall.
Saturday January 4: New Year’s Party.
All events start at 8pm.
The club is based in a former warehouse in Queen Street, dating from 1869. It was a ships chandlery and more recently a warehouse for Taylors, manufacturers and wholesalers of confectionery. The clock, high on the gable end, came from Louth House of Correction.
The club has a new website see: www.louthjazzclub.org.uk/news.html.
It contains up-to-the-minute news of events at the club and also contains lots of archive material.