GALLERY: Fenland marches back to the 1940s in aid of Help for Heroes and Air Ambulance
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FENLANDERS were taken back to the 1940s to celebrate on the most significant periods of British history in aid of two charities.
Many also dressed for the occasion at the GER Sports Club, in March. Some guests looked authentic in soldier uniforms, while others donned fur shrugs and aprons.
Saturday’s taste of life in the 40s included traditional refreshments, courtesy of C&B catering, with delicacies such as spam sandwiches, Victoria sponge and bread and butter pudding.
An evening meal was also provided, which consisted of corned beef hash and cauliflower cheese.
Other entertainment included war re-enactments. Dance lessons were planned, but they were cancelled due to weather conditions.
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However, all was not lost. Donna put on a 40s CD and two couples who had travelled from Preston and Burnley - despite the weather - got up and danced.
March & District Museum Society also provided some 1940s farming equipment which showed what types of equipment was used during the everyday life of a farmer.
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A raffle and a tombola were also held at Saturday’s event, raising £235 for Help for Heroes and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Prizes given were donated from businesses including Stotts Fish and Chips, Mallets jewellers and Tesco.