NOSTALGIC Dearne Valley folk took a trip down memory lane this week when the clock was turned back to the 1940s.
The Advertiser’s sell-out Salute To the 1940s event was hosted at Pastures Lodge in Mexborough, where more than 180 guests packed the function room.
Guests were served a fish and chip supper followed by home-made Victoria sponge cake courtesy of Angel Cakes of Parkgate, which was followed by a 1940s variety show featuring tributes to Gracie Fields, The Andrew Sisters, George Formby, Frank Sinatra and Dame Vera Lynn.
Husband and wife duo, Alan and Anne Parker from Bolton-upon-Dearne, took to the dance floor to showcase their wartime dance moves.
Guests at last Tuesday’s event included parties from the Danes View Centre at Dalton, White Willows at Sheffield and Rowena House at Conisbrough.
Throughout the afternoon, guests were on their feet, waving their Union Jack flags and singing along to 1940s favourites.
Event organiser Tracie Midgley said: “This is the first time we have hosted a full 1940s stage show. This event was a welcome addition to the Vera Lynn shows we host, and it was great to see so many people return for the second show.”
Tickets for the next 1940s shows are now on sale.
A Salute to Vera Lynn will return to the Pastures Lodge on Tuesday August 20, with tickets priced at £13.50.
The ultimate 1940s variety show will return to the Pastures Lodge on Tuesday, September 17, with tickets priced £20. Both events include a two-course lunch.
Tickets are on sale at the Pastures Lodge bar or from the events team on 01709 571111.