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Roots Community singers

ROOTS Community Singers in action
at Newbold Primary School’s World War 2 Summer Fete

Trouble in any of its forms seemed very far removed from Newbold Primary School’s World War 2 Summer Fete, held at the school on Saturday, 28th June, 2014.   Nonetheless, ROOTS Community Singers did its level best to urge the many visitors to forget whatever their current problems were and cast their minds back to the dark days of the 1940s.

Donning period costume, the choir lead some rousing community singing of popular War time songs and also added a few of its own poignant harmonies in the form of Only Remember, Raise Your Voices and the lovely lyrical version of Home Lads with excellent solos provide by Brian Kendrick, Mark Knight and Goff Lewis.

A few of ROOTS Community Singers taking a break from the War Time Dance

A few of ROOTS Community Singers taking a break from the War Time Dance

The day was rounded off by a 40s evening dance headed up by Calling Time.

Here’s few more photos courtesy of Angela Soloman ready to do her duty in the Land Army!

Roots community singer

Angela Soloman taking a break from a spot of hoeing with nurse Sue Yomans in attendance in case of accidents!

Roots community singers

Blast from the past! More war time characters standing in line for
ROOTS Community Singers!

Article by Widdershins

Widdershins Morris dancer, writer, part time farmer and melodeon player. Author of several sheep keeping books and also Kindle fiction stories including THE INBETWEEN THE DIGFIELD CONJUROR HOW TO BOIL AN EGG    

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