Scooter acrobatics at The Walks with the Westerners.

A reunion is planned for later this year which will bring together members of a former scooter club based in King’s Lynn.

The Westeners was formed in 1959 and had members from around West Norfolk.

Members either owned scooters or bubble-cars and enjoyed a range of social events and trips during the five years of the club’s existence.

Many rode Lambretta or Vespa scooters, but the favourite was the Durkopp Diana which was made in Germany.

“We all had one of those and they cost £212 new,” said former club secretary Geoff Stinton.

The club even enjoyed national success when it took third place in the Squadron Elite Team at the National Scooter Rally in Northampton just four months after the club was formed.

The late Petula Edgeley kept a diary during the club years with pictures and memories from the time and she reported the Westerners’ success.

“Twenty other awards were won in the other events, giving every member a right to be proud of their club,” she said.

Mr Stinton  and former club member and retired firefighter Pat Baker are hoping other members will join a reunion on Friday, October 10 at The Anvil Inn, Congham.

Tickets, including a three-course meal, are £15.95 and details and tickets are available from Mr Baker on 01553 630639.