Stradbroke High School’s summer theatre marks 70 years since Second World War cessation

Seaside Summer Theatre at Stradbroke High School

Seaside Summer Theatre at Stradbroke High School

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Stradbroke High School was transformed into a seaside summer theatre last Saturday night, with a theme to Relive the Relief, marking the 70th anniversary cessation of the Second World War.

The ‘theatre’, which was organised by the Stradbroke and District branch of the Royal British Legion and sponsored by local benefactors, was full to capacity, as the entertainment was provided by Nigel ‘Boy’ Syer and Olly Day, singer Maria Willis from Norwich, and a core section from the Colchester Pipes and Drums.

After the event, Mr Syer said: “I would like to thank you and the team for your hospitality, it made me feel proud to be part of a wonderful evening.”

In addition to the performances, there was a prize draw, which raised in excess of £700.

The draw prizes consisted of 13 themed hampers prepared by Penny Stanford, and a top prize of £50 donated by Rosy Warne, who also acted as MC for the evening.

The branch said it was thankful to representatives from the Royal British Legion Bikers Branch, and members of the Diss 1070 Squadron ATC, who gave invaluable help on the night.