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1940s Weekend Charity Cheque Presentations



The Holt 1940s Weekend team were proud to present their nominated charities with funds raised at this year’s town centre event.

A total of £1,250 was raised for the Holt Community Café. Located at Holt Community Centre, the café is held every Thursday between 11:30am and 1:30pm.


“This is a café that is provided for the community to tackle the problem of loneliness within the Holt district,” said Bishop Dr John Mills, Chairman of the Holt Community Café Association. “It has been really rewarding and has been a blessing to everybody concerned and it just goes to show the love and care that is within the Holt community.”

Charity donations were also presented to Val Moss of 1st Holt Scouts and Paula Hewitt of the Holt WI.

This year’s Holt 1940s Weekend was billed as the biggest and best yet, and the event on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September certainly did not disappoint!


Attractions included the Holt 1940s Weekend Pigeon Race, fashion show, singing by Sharon Hayman of Bakers & Larners of Holt, vintage vehicle displays, best dressed competitions, vintage and wartime stalls, an audience with General Sir Mike Jackson and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra at the Auden Theatre. The weekend’s headline act were Britain’s Got Talent finalists, The D-Day Darlings, who performed their repertoire of wartime sing-along favourites on the Saturday at a special ‘Memory Concert’ for the town’s dementia sufferers and to the huge crowds in town on the day.

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