Love is in the air: The Colne Cupid

The monthly events are held on the last Friday of every month at 7:30pm at the Cotton Tree Inn in Colne.

The monthly events are held on the last Friday of every month at 7:30pm at the Cotton Tree Inn in Colne.

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A gregarious Colne resident has taken on the Cupid role, establishing the town’s first speed dating event to “hopefully help someone find love.”

Jan Wood, 53 and herself a participant, started the initiative last month and claims the meetings - which take place on the last Friday of every month at 7:30pm at the Cotton Tree Inn in Colne - are a great place to meet people.

“Where do you go to meet someone these days?” Jan asked. “We’re not saying you have to meet someone persay, just come out and be social.”

With 12 attendees at the inaugural, non-age restrictive event, Jan is hoping for word of mouth to see more people at tonight’s meet up.

“We had a chat; it was lovely. I feel there’s a big need for it,” Jan said. “It’s just as much for people to make friends. Absolutely all are welcome,” she added.