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Warfield pub commemorates war era

Published: 1 Sep 2014 12:300 comments

A TOUCH of the 1940s came to Warfield when a pub held a military day.

James Knobbs, vera Oliver and son Peter Oliver from the History on Wheels Motor Museum in Eton.

The New Leathern Bottle in Jealott’s Hill welcomed an array of military vehicles to its charity day on Saturday, August 16.

Joining them were about 600 visitors, some dressed in period costume.

Everyone at the event observed a two-minute silence to remember those who fought in both the First and Second World Wars.

In the evening the pub played only hit songs from the 1940s, with live singers also reprising tunes from the war period.

There were actors impersonating Winston Churchill and General Bernard Montgomery.

Organisers of the annual event said it was pleasing to see so many families and young children come along and added that everyone who came thoroughly enjoyed the day.

The event raised about £350 for the Armed Forces charity Help For Heroes, which helps injured service personnel.

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