Re-living the past

Photo caption: Pictured at the event in the Blue Bell pub are singer Marina Mae (centre) with history club members from left: Joan Soulsby, Kathy McIlroy, Dean Roots, Debbie Blackledge, Alan Hickman and Sharon Keeble.
Photo caption: Pictured at the event in the Blue Bell pub are singer Marina Mae (centre) with history club members from left: Joan Soulsby, Kathy McIlroy, Dean Roots, Debbie Blackledge, Alan Hickman and Sharon Keeble.

Wartime uniforms, seamed stockings and 1940s-style hairdos were the order of the day at the Blue Bell pub in Gringley-on-the-Hill as the village’s history club celebrated its first anniversary.

More than 60 people attended the VE Day style party festooned with red, white and blue bunting, and sandbags were stacked outside.

Entertainer Miss Marina Mae delighted the audience with her lively performance of the songs by Vera Lynn, The Andrews Sisters and Gracie Fields.

Guests enjoyed a pie and pea supper which they claimed using replica ration tokens.