Jubilee Gala, Hunstanto

This variety concert is predicted to have raised well over £1000 for Barnardo's, the Jubilee charity nominated by the Queen.

This variety concert is predicted to have raised well over £1000 for Barnardo's, the Jubilee charity nominated by the Queen.

The entertainment, compered by John Harris, got off to a rousing start with the Hunstanton Concert Band playing a Royal Salute conducted by John Crisford.

There was a comedy sketch by Maureen Larkin and John Harris, and Graham Orpet delighted with his repertoire of George Formby numbers.

The interval was preceded by John Harris at the piano with Bryant Marriott on the drums performing a medley of old favourites.


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The Theatre Dance School from King's Lynn, having recently made an appearance at the Royal Albert Hall, gave a medley from Carousel, the youngest dancer being just five years old.

The Pocahontas Players from Heacham offered a sketch entitled Those Were The Days, set in London on June 2, 1953, perhaps the most poignant moment of the show.

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Although arranged and rehearsed at short notice, it brought to life the true meaning of such an occasion.

With songstress Jean Edwards touching the hearts with a number written by John Harris for the occasion and Brian Mobbs, the Barnardo's representative for East Anglia, talking on how the donations will be used, the show gave the audience that feelgood factor to set the Jubilee celebrations off to a great start.

Mr Harris glowed with pride by the end of the evening and should be commended for an admirable production.

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