Chatterbox was started by Anne Bland and Jean Whiting, who were at Tuesday's celebrations with current team leader Olwen Denman.

Rosemary Farnham with Chatterbox's eight birthday cake

Other helpers and parents joined in the cheers when the cake, made by Olwen, was cut by helpers.

Left: Rosemary Farnham with Chatterbox's eighth birthday cake

Allison Salvage paints Sophie Keulder (4)

Said Olwen: "We are delighted to have reached this milestone and look forward to many years to come."

Right: Allison Salvage paints Sophie Keulder

Below: Bella, Sidney and Evan celebrate Chatterbox group's eight birthday

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Chatterbox meets every Tuesday morning for children up to four and their parents.

CHATTERBOX: 01403 864185  e-mail: olwen17@btinternet.com

Story and pictures courtesy of Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media, 01273 495619 or 07889 707807