Hopton Bowls Club dance marks D-Day anniversary

Members of Hopton and District Bowls Club

Members of Hopton and District Bowls Club

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Hopton and District Bowls Club commemorated the 71st anniversary of the D-Day landings with a pair of event earlier this month, during which they raised £1,600 for their chosen charity.

Members took part in a 1940s themed dance on Saturday, June 6, decorating the club house as Piccadilly Underground Station, which was used as an air raid shelter during the Second World War, while the band Sentimental Journey provided the music.

The attendees also delved further into the spirit of the era when they were served a main course being Corned Beef Hash with mashed swede, carrots and peas - a common meal during wartime.

Club chairman Chris Leake said: “For the older generation it brought back a lot of memories. For the younger ones it made them realise what its like to live without Indian and Chinese takeaways. A good time was had by all.”

Their commemorations continued the following Monday, June 8, with a visit from the Dennyside group of travelling bowls players.

The money raised at this event, amalgamated from an auction, raffle and collection, will go towards East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice.

The club expressed its gratitude to all those who attended the events and who made donations.