Early Spring and the weather was blustering with winds from the north. The wood burning stove was lit….. and the scene was set. The Portcullis Club was transported back in time to 1940 at the start of the Blitz, to the Victory Arms.

We had an amazing afternoon entertained by The Victory Arms. Their unique act has the theme of an Eastend London pub during the Blitz and had everyone, young and old, singing to tunes from the 40s, laughing out loud, and shed a tear or two.

"Joaney, the landlady is getting ready to call last orders whilst the general dogs body and pot man Albert is collecting glasses and chatting to the regulars. To cheer things up before everybody has to head off into the blackout, somebody calls for a song....."

From all of us at the Portcullis Club, a very big THANK YOU. If you would like to know more about the Victory Arms, please check their website here or their Facebook page here.

Many thanks also go out to Eileen Aspinwall, Rene , Sue Smith and Pauline Harrison for the scrumptious spread of buffet food.

Here’s a selection of photos of the day’s event. Click on the photo to view large.