Wartime memories come flooding back

WARTIME memories came flooding back as generations came together for a 1940's Family Day.Ration books, jitterbug dancing and wartime cakes were all part of the day at East House in George Street, Hadleigh, which brought history back to life and attracted around 1,000 people.

WARTIME memories came flooding back as generations came together for a 1940's Family Day.

Ration books, jitterbug dancing and wartime cakes were all part of the day at East House in George Street, Hadleigh, which brought history back to life and attracted around 1,000 people.

Held by the Hadleigh Reminisce Group, 1940's fashions were donned and vintage cars were on display in a bid to rekindle memories for older generations as well as show youngsters how their parents and grandparents used to live.

Sian Monteith is community education officer for Hadleigh and supported the Reminiscence group in putting on the day.


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She said that many people had said how nostalgic the day had been for them and how wonderful the atmosphere had been.

Youngster, 10-year-old Kate White was also highlighted for singing five solos including the White Cliffs of Dover.

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Mrs Monteith said: "It was about giving older people the chance to reminisce but also about making history relevant to younger people.

"Youngsters sometimes have the idea that older people are very boring but when there is an event like that they do enthuse about it."

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