MP for Watford Dean Russell and town councillor for Leggatts, Asif Khan, recently visited Watford Deaf Club to celebrate 50 years of being in its purpose-built home at the Harebreaks Hub in Garston.
When the club originally moved into the building, in 1972, it was run by the Church of England, and was called The St Albans Diocesan Association for the Deaf. The Deaf community took over in 1983 and the club changed its name to Watford Deaf Sports and Social Club.
Following the celebration Mr Russell MP said: “It was an honour to be invited to cut the cake for this wonderful celebration. I would like to congratulate the club on reaching 50 years, which is quite the milestone. I am really pleased that BSL is far more widely recognised today than it was when the club was founded.”
Cllr Khan said, “It was a wonderful celebration. I have known about the Deaf Club for many years, and I want to congratulate them on their 50th anniversary. They help the deaf community is Watford and have supported thousands of deaf people over the year. I will support their work going forward and ensure that they are there for future generations.”
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