Borough Mayor Carol Bower joins West Norfolk members of the Red Hat Society to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Left, Mrs Bower (left) with Sharman Kunes, Queen of the 50 Shades of Red and Purple Women of King’s Lynn. Pictures: Kevin Elfleet

A lively splash of vibrant reds and purples lit up West Norfolk when members of the Red Hat Society celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Groups from King’s Lynn, Hunstanton, Heacham and the Fens enjoyed dinner and drinks at the Swann Inn in Nursery Lane, South Wootton, last week.

Borough Mayor Carol Bower joined in the celebrations and heard all about the society during her visit.

Sharman Kunes, Queen of the 50 Shades of Red and Purple Women of King’s Lynn, one of the society’s several chapters based in the town, said: “It was an absolutely fabulous evening.

“The mayor is such a lovely person and just fitted in. She seemed to love it.”

The Red Hat Society is a social group for women. Those aged over 50 wear a red hat and those under 50 wear pink.

The groups enjoy trips abroad, theatre visits, games afternoons, days out and other social gatherings.

Mrs Kunes’ chapter meets at 10am every fourth Wednesday at Dobbies restaurant in Lynn’s Hardwick Road. New members are welcome.