1940's Musical Afternoon

The Weekender took guests back to the wartime at a 1940s musical afternoon.

More than 180 guests filled the function room at Pastures Lodge Mexborough on Tuesday (12) as they took a trip down memory lane at the Vera Lynn and friends show.

Union Jack bunting lined the walls and stage, and a two-couse wartime meal was enjoyed ahead of the show — bangers and mash followed by gateaux.

Guests were entertained with a talk from Joanne Brunt at ‘Remember When’ as they discussed memories of a wash day, then the stars of the yesteryear took to the stage including Lorrie Brown with her tributes to Vera Lynn and Dorris Day, guest tributes Bing Crosby and Dean Martin, and 11 year old Gemma Naylor performed Castle on a Cloud from Les Miserables.


Throughout the afternoon, guests were on their feet, waving their Union Jack flags and singing along to 1940s favourites.

There were two birthday celebrations on the day — Murial Johnson turned 78 and Marie from Ravenfield Bowling Club turned 77.

Four lucky guests also won themselves a tin of luxury biscuits on the free prize draw.

At the end of the show, guests took to the dance floor while singer Mike Thacker continued the entertainment.

Event organiser Tracie Midgley said: “Thanks to all that attended yet another fabulous 1940s afternoon.

“If you enjoyed the show, then join us for our next show, a 1940s sing-a-long afternoon at The Consort Hotel Thurcroft on Thursday, November 21, or we’re back at The Pastures Lodge Mexborough for a 1940s Christmas sing-a-long on Wednesday, December 11.

For more information, visit the events and promotions page, or call the events ticket line on 01709 571111.


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