Annual 1940s hangar dance proves popular at Ellough Airfield

A hangar dance was held at Ellough Airfield in Beccles to raise funds for the Louise Hamilton Centre

A hangar dance was held at Ellough Airfield in Beccles to raise funds for the Louise Hamilton Centre. PICTURES: Mick Howes. - Credit: Archant

People took a step back in time as a nostalgic hangar dance was held at Ellough Airfield.

Despite an absence last year, it is now the 16th time that the popular event has been held – with support pledged to Palliative Care East – which supports the Louise Hamilton Centre.

A number of World War Two military vehicles and re-enactors greeted the dancers and guests – all of whom wore 1940's period dress.

Music was provided by the Super Swing Big Band and Alan Ropers Lyndy Hop dancers provided entertainment in the bands break.

A raffle was also held which raised £1761 – the final amount raised will be announced in due course.


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Maxine Taylor, fund raiser for the Louise Hamilton Centre, said she was 'privileged' to be involved with the Hangar Dance and thanked Ken Woodgate for his support.

'It was great to have this unique and popular event back on the 1940's events calendar, with many travelling from other parts of the country to attend,' she said.

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'Thanks also to Lions Club members from Southwold, Lowestoft and Beccles for their involvement.'

The event was held over the weekend of June 24 and 25.

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