Goodbye from Eyemouth’s ‘Mickey Mouse’ Club

Organisers Bettty Davidson and Bet Watson with the remaining members of the Eyemouth music and movement (Mickey Mouse) club who are hanging up their leotards after over 25years of pensions fitness classes
Organisers Bettty Davidson and Bet Watson with the remaining members of the Eyemouth music and movement (Mickey Mouse) club who are hanging up their leotards after over 25years of pensions fitness classes

The keep fit ladies from Eyemouth who have been enjoying their Music and Movement classes (affectionately known as the ‘Mickey Mouse’) have hung up their leotards after a quarter of a century, having decided that it is now time to call it a day.

The youngest member is 77 years old and the oldest in her 90s and they have finally decided they are too old to carry on. Getting down onto the floor to do the exercises is proving too difficult. And getting up again almost impossible!

Member numbers have also gone down to under 10 from a 15-20 average who enjoyed the combination of exercise suitable for all abilities and the chance to socialise.

Retired ballet dancer Kay Orkish started the classes in Eyemouth Community Centre, and when they couldn’t meet there the intrepid group would go on rambles.

The remaining members would like to thank the community centre staff, especially Michael the caretaker for his help over the years, and they have donated their exercise tapes to a good home - Berwickshire Association of Voluntary Service.