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Children entertain elderly

St Ambrose Preparatory School puts on concert for people who lived through the Second World War

By on Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Pictured with Irene Wright and Dorothy Heywood are staff and pupils of St Ambrose Preparatory School in their Second World War fancy dress

Pictured with Irene Wright and Dorothy Heywood are staff and pupils of St Ambrose Preparatory School in their Second World War fancy dress

St Ambrose Preparatory School has welcomed local people who lived through the Second World War to a concert celebrating Britain’s finest hour.

Boys at the independent Catholic preparatory school in Hale Barns, Altrincham, sang a selection of Home Front favourites including “White Cliffs of Dover”, “The Lambeth Walk” and “We’ll Meet Again”.

Nearly 100 elderly people enjoyed tea and home-made cakes as they joined in with the singalong.

Irene Wright, 87, said: “I’m just glad they didn’t serve the dried egg we used to get in the war. It was horrible, but this was a wonderful afternoon, and the boys’ singing brought back so many memories.”

Her friend Dorothy Heywood, 78, added: “As a seven-year-old, I remember having to rush to the air raid shelters in Timperley. It was frightening but also quite exciting.”

  • Anonymous

    nice of the kids to be looking after the aged.