Seventy four people were taken back to the 1940s (although not everyone had a first hand experience of this decade). Those in the kitchen even dressed for the occasion but it was hard to know how to stop the turban style headdress from slipping!
When the lights went out and the sound of the bombs dropping was heard, the company did not run for the shelters, as they had been told that they need not leave their seats in the event of an air raid.
The lights came back on and everyone enjoyed a corned beef hash and cloutie dumpling supper, followed by tea and shortbread. Everyone had a wonderful evening and a substantial amount of money was raised for Helping Hands, our church’s Mission Fund.