A FUN-FILLED open day is being held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of New Images youth and community centre, known fondly as 'The Youthy' on Nixon Drive in Winsford.

Free events and activities for all the family take place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, September 28.

The centre has served generations of children and young people over the past half century.

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Children playing hockey, one of many sports activities available at New Images

Bingo, zumba classes, wrestling shows, a summer play scheme and chatterbox cafe are some of the many activities they now run.

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Zumba classes are proving popular

On the open day, demonstrations of mixed martial arts, Ju Jitsu and wrestling will be performed from 11am to 1pm and visitors will have a chance to join in.

An exciting inflatable wipeout game will be set up in the main hall from 1pm to 4pm for teams of six to challenge each other.

Children can become a superhero or cartoon character for the day and create their own masks.

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Bingo evenings are held regularly

Various arts and crafts sessions and virtual reality games will be available.

A barbecue, tombola and face painting are among the many other attractions.

Celebrations continue in the event as live bands will perform from 7.30pm.

Trustee Bob Barton said: "To help celebrate our 50th anniversary we are asking for any ex member, user or anyone associated with the centre to attend and share their memories so we can include them in our archives.

"We are collecting memories for our history project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which will be published in 2020.

"To date we have over 1,000 photos evidencing that history, some of which will be 'televised' on the day."

An appeal is also being made from anyone born in 1969 and still living locally.

Anyone wishing to share memories can call into the centre on Monday, September 23 or Wednesday, September 25 from 6pm to 9pm.

Alternatively, people can call 01606 593724.