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Sept 21 / 22 Avon Valley Railway Wartime Weekend

Avon Valley Railway Wartime WeekendAvon Valley Steam Railway Wartime Weekend – September 21 / 22 2019

21st & 22nd September 2019 sees the return of the ever popular 1940s Weekend at Bitton Station, this is one of their biggest events on the calendar.

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November 10 Remembrance Night

I will be performing at Quarry Bank Conservative Club on Sunday November 10th 2019 from 7.30 pm along side Kyle Evans as George Formby.  This will be a ticketed event with details to follow

Date: Sunday 10th November 2019

Time: 7.30 pm

Location:  Quarry Bank Conservative Club, 29 High Street, Quarry Bank, West Midlands, DY5 2JW

22 June – Remembering D-Day

Remembering D-Day 1944Remembering D-Day 1944

A concert to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the largest sea borne invasion in history.

in All Hallows Church, Gedling, Nottingham
at 7.00pm on 22nd June 2019

Readings, Poems, Drama and Song Performed by Netherfield Bank Community Choir, Mike Storr, The Prospect Players, ‘Marlene’ Jayne Darling and join in a Sing-a-long

FREE Admission ~ donations invited for Daybrook ‘Men in Sheds’ Project

St George’s Night – Attleborough Liberal Club

Jayne Darling Authentic 1940s Singer

I will be appearing at Attleborough Liberal Club on Saturday 20th April

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Classified: Operation Clumber Park – The Arrival of Nellie

Absolutely thrilled to be part of the launch event at Clumber Park for the 1940s weekend.

May 26th Nellie (the tank) is arriving at Clumber Park. Not only is this a local event for me as many of you know my Grandad, Trooper Collins, drove a Crocodile Flame Throwing Tank in World War 2 and played his part in Operation Overlord heading to France in early July 1945.

As well as this, my Nana’s birth name was Nellie although she was known as Ellen so this is a huge honour to be at Clumber Park .

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A Nations Tribute at Owd Martha’s Yard Hoyland’s Community Garden.

A Nations Tribute at Owd Martha’s Yard Hoyland’s Community Garden.

11/11/18 will be the 100 years anniversary of the ending of the First World War.
Up and down the country beacon fires will be lit, just like they did 100 years ago to symbolise the light and hopes of peace.
Hoyland did have a beacon, so volunteers at Owd Martha’s have successfully crowd funded and commissioned local artists Alex Dodson to design and make the beacon.
So when the sun goes down we will remember them. Last post to be at 6.55. The lighting of the beacon 7.00 and at 7.05 church bells will peel.
After the bells stop ringing we are to go the near by Belmont Club to entertained by Jayne Darling a vintage will perform War time classic’s. Funds raised on the night to be donated to Hoyland Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Requiem for a Soldier – The Theme to the Band of Brothers

REQUIEM FOR A SOLDIER – I had a wonderful surprise that George Fretwell had posted a video on YouTube of a compilation of me singing Requiem for a Soldier (the theme to the Band of Brothers) .

I am incredibly proud of this recording and I have now sold over 100 copies of the CD meaning that I have raised over £100 for the Upottery Heritage Airfield Trust, which has now been donated, as well as more to come. A massive thank you to everyone who has supported this.

The music was written by Michael Kamen for the 2001 mini-series the Band of Brothers and this moving piece of music means a lot to some people.

Even more fitting it is 100 years ago today that my Great Great Uncle Frank Dye was killed in action aged 19. The following information is courtesy of my Aunt Sue.

“He was a gunner with the Royal Field Artillery born Sept. 1897, killed in action in Ypres Belgium on 8th August 1917, so aged just 19. He is buried at the Canada Farm Military Cemetery in Ypres, which is almost where he fell (or so we believe) during WW1 is was a dressing station, and it believed that the men who were treated there and lost their life, were buried there. He was the first son and only son to James and Frances Ellen Dye, who went to have 4 daughters.”