The Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago – one of the city’s oldest ethnic societies – held its 160th anniversary St David’s Day celebrations on Saturday.

Dilys Rana, president of the society, said: “We focused on our heritage in the city of Chicago as a society that was originally called the Ancient Britons Benevolent Society, but quite quickly changed to Cambrian.

“We enjoyed a 3 course lunch, raffle with great prizes from Wales including a Trefriw tapestry cushion, Welsh beer, A Ddriag Goch golf umbrella and Celtic jewellry, and an impassioned performance by Winston Evans, actor, recounting the story of the society’s early beginnings.

“We ended, as always, with the national anthem, accompanied by a recording of Bryn Terfel’s wonderful bass baritone. A splendid afternoon!”