Nostalgia night offered wartime ‘rations’!

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TIME-travelling members of a Hucknall church stepped back into the 1940s for a fundraising nostalgia night.

The bash was held at the United Reformed Church (URC) on Farleys Grove.

It coincided with Armistice Day last month to mark the 11th day of the 11th month when hostilities were ended on the Western Front in the First World War in 1918.

URC members donned costumes ranging from Army uniforms and Naval outfits to nurse uniforms, flat caps, tabards and Scout uniforms.

A crowd of more than 70 revelled in the event, which raise more than £400 raised for church funds.

The money was collected from ticket sales, a tombola and a popular raffle that boasted many prizes, including three large hampers packed with items donated by generous congregation members.

Food dished up on the night included wartime ‘rations’ of beef stew and Yorkshire pudding, followed by apple crumble and custard for dessert.

The nostalgia night was run by the church’s social, entertainment and activities team, which stages various fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

URC member Betty Harley, who helped with the event, dressed up as a military policeman.

She said: “It was a really good night. Everyone entered into the spirit and got dressed up.

“It was a real success and good fun. It managed to raise a good total that will help the church in its projects planned in the year ahead.

OUR PHOTO shows members of the church in their fancy dress at the nostalgia night