Hundreds get in the mood
MORE than 750 people danced the night away as the music of the Second World War years returned to Bassingbourn. And organiser Chris Murphy had just three words for the occasion: It was excellent. The hangar dance – in a hangar which was once the home to
MORE than 750 people danced the night away as the music of the Second World War years returned to Bassingbourn.
And organiser Chris Murphy had just three words for the occasion: "It was excellent."
The hangar dance - in a hangar which was once the home to the legendary Memphis Belle - helped raise more than £8,000 towards the Tower Museum.
And even more appropriate as the music was provided by the Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra.
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"From what people have been telling me everyone seemed to enjoy it," said Mr Murphy. "We certainly have had a good response."
The orchestra really got into the mood with music of the era which included works by Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw and, obviously, Glenn Miller, who had once visited Bassingbourn when it was an airbase for the 91st Heavy Bomb Group.
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And war-time veteran Chris Goodwin was able to take a journey down memory lane as he remembered the music and the time he spent with his American colleagues at Bassingbourn.