Yorkshire’s own “Dad’s Army” will be on parade at a charity evening next month.
A 1940s event is being staged at Skipton’s Rendezvous Hotel on Friday, and among those taking part is Haworth Home Guard – complete with its own Queen Elizabeth.
With the stage a war-time radio studio, there will be entertainment from popular 1940s performer Paul Harper and his daughter Natasha and tributes to George Formby, Al Reid, Vera Lynn and Gracie Field.
And, to add to the atmosphere, there will be authentic sound effects, such as wartime sirens “Shut your eyes and you will imagine you are there,” said hotel owner Malcolm Weaving. “It is ideal family entertainment, humorous, educational and nostalgic for the older ones. Three generations will be entertained – where else can you get that?”
The evening will be compered by Craven actor Peter Armitage, better known as Bill Webster in TV soap Coronation Street.
Guests, who are encouraged to dress in 1940s attire, will enjoy innovative fare from the period before taking to the dance floor for a lesson in jive dancing.
The evening will round off with a disco, presided over by DJ Company B.
Tickets cost £25, with £5 from each ticket sold going to Manorlands – the Sue Ryder hospice at Oxenhope which has to raise more than £1 millon through voluntary donations each year to fund its vital services – and the Yorkshire Society.
For more details, contact Lindsay Mueller at the Rendezvous Hotel on 01756 700100 or visit rendezvous-skipton.co.uk