MORE than 350 civic dignitaries and special guests enjoyed an evening of luxury at Tatton Park.

The Cheshire County Council chairman's annual ball started with a tour of the mansion.

Guests sat down for a beef dinner, which was suitably concluded with a course of Cheshire cheese. Entertainment included a performance by classical singer Diana Palmerston who recently sang with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

There was also an upbeat set by the George Galway band.