A garden of red and purple and left, Fiery Fillies queen, Diane Bell. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

Members of the Red Hat Society from West Norfolk and beyond came together to raise a glass.                 

Around 65 women gathered to celebrate the one year anniversary of the forming of the Fiery Fillies, the society’s King’s Lynn branch (known as a  chapter).

Diane Bell, the Fiery Fillies’ Queen Belle of the Ball, hosted the occasion at her home in Saddlebow last Monday.

She said: “It was so lovely to get together, there was 65 of us. We  had Pimms on arrival, some of the ladies had made puddings and we had music. 

“We also had a rail of red and purple clothing we could swap with each other. It was a real social day.”

The society is an organisation for women over 50 years old.

Mrs Bell said she the group  is a great way of making friends and socialising.

“When my husband died four years ago, I was at a total loss,” she added.

“But the Red Hat Society is like a large family, we all look after each other.”

For more information visit www.redhatsociety.com