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89-year-old ticks off 'bucket list' wish by returning to club where she met husband

Mary Edgson (left) met her husband Dennis at the venue 69 years ago Credit: BPM

An 89-year-old woman has revisited the nightclub in Nottingham where she met her husband 69 years ago.

Sitting in a Pryzm nightclubbooth singing her heart out with a DJ spinning her favourite song, Mary Edgson beamed having just ticked off one of her 'bucket list' wishes.

Pryzm opened in 1925 but back then it was called Palais de Danse. It was love at first sight across the dance floor for Mary, then 20, when she set eyes on future husband Dennis.

They danced to Jealousy by Vera Lynn, a song the 89-year-old still sings every day in the care home where she now lives.

Pryzm nightclub hosted a party for residents at 33 local care homes Credit: BPM

"Coming back was on her bucket list. It's unbelievable... It's a big thing, we had to think about all the risks involved but I would have carried Mary on my back here if I had to."

– Debra Buxton, Owner, Conifers Rest Home

After hearing about her story, Pryzm's Deputy Manager, Tom Dodd, announced the Lower Parliament Street venue would throw a free Boogie Buffet afternoon for care home residents.

Intended as a good way to exchange their stories about going out on the town in Nottingham back when they were teens, the afternoon also proved the residents can still show today's kids a thing or two about having fun when they grabbed tinsel and started playing an inflatable guitar.

Residents from 33 care homes and around 160 guests including many who busted some moves on the very same dance floor in their youth, attended the party.

160 guests attended, including many who busted some moves on the very same dance floor from their youth Credit: BPM

Josephine Panton, 84, remembered a particular corner her and her friends would stand in: "In that corner the spotlight would go directly on us," said the resident of Ruddington's St Peter's Care Home.

"It has been so popular. All tickets were snapped up within three days. The theme has been Best of British as a throwback to the years gone past, royal weddings and things like that."

– Tom Dodd, Deputy Manager, Pryzm

It is hoped the event will now be put on every six weeks and the venue is now looking for sponsorship to cover the cost of the buffet to ensure the event remains free.