Friday, 7 March 2014

We have moved!! ....

This blog has now moved.
Vectis 40s Vintage can now be found here ....

Thank you for looking :)

Sunday, 12 May 2013

VE Celebrations Weekend, in aid of Hounds for Heroes...

A fantastic VE Celebrations Weekend was held on saturday 4th and sunday 5th of may at East Dene in Bonchurch on the Island, organised by Jayne Read.
The entertainment kicked off on the Saturday with the Silhouette Show, three young ladies singing in the style of the Andrews Sisters, which went down very well.
Among the attractions was a display of vintage vehicles ...

The Naafi wagon and pop-up tea parlour provided refreshments, along with burger and crepe stalls for the hungrier appetites!

Further daytime entertainment was provided by the excellent Ricky Hunter, and his trumpet.
This very talented performer took to the stage for a morning and an afternoon session. He performed many wartime songs along with an amazing trumpet rendition of pavarotti's Nesun Dorma. The day was rather cloudy, apart from a brief bright spell, which came as Ricky started singing "Bring me Sunshine", much to the amusement of the audience!
He finished his afternoon set and the close of the afternoon, with the last post. The standard was carried by Alan Williams.
On Saturday evening, a 1940's dance was held at the same venue. The evening consisted of a buffet with cottage pie or stew followed by bread and butter pudding. A dance demonstration by Derek and Claire Hartley in the style of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers was very popular. 
A 40's disco by Alan and Sylvia Williams, and a best dressed male and female competition was followed by a raffle to raise money for the Hounds for Heroes charity.
The main entertainment of the evening was provided by the Jim Thorn Jazz band. This mainly Ryde based act were very popular, and the dance floor was full for most of the evening. Around 100 people attended, wearing 1940s attire.
Alan celebrated his upcoming birthday with a superb cake, happy birthday mate!!
The following day, Sunday, began with glorious sunshine, which continued for the rest of the day, much to the delight of all concerned.
Alan and Sylvia caught up on some reading ...
Vectis 40's members, Dave Johnson, Alan Williams and David White took part in some re-enactment scenes ...
The bright sunshine brought out the colours of the girl's dresses ...
Tony was keeping an eye on proceedings ...
Dave in the Home Guard, and Carol wearing ATS uniform ...

And Ricky Hunter once again entertained the visitors ...

After many months of planning, Jayne was finally able to relax ...
A big thank you to Jayne for a wonderful weekend!


Friday, 22 March 2013

1940s Dance, Saturday 9th March, Northwood W.I. Hall

Members of the Vectis 40s Vintage club welcomed all to a fabulous 40s Dance evening at Northwood W.I Hall on Saturday 9th March 2013.
Tea was served along with some delicious home baking, and  war time favourites such as carrot cake, bread pudding, pastries, buns and some gorgeous individual tarts!
Jayne serving tea
Jayne, Simon, Tom and Matt
Entertainment was provided by Alan and Sylvia, playing a great selection of wartime faves..

There was much entertainment on the dance floor, with lessons by Roger and Linda, much appreciated by David and Carol in particular! Look forward to more lessons in future maybe?
Apart from Roger and Linda  who danced wonderfully, Les and Heather acquitted themselves very well on the floor!
                                                                   Les and Heather
                                                                  Roger and Linda
                                                                    Dave and Carol
                                                       David with Carol's friend Val

A group picture of current members of Vectis 40s Vintage members was taken by Marie Colquhoun of Marie's Digital Photography
Followed by a competition for best dressed male and female.
Barry took the prize for best dressed male with his superb nautical uniform!
Pictured below (left) with Tony.
Heather took the honours for best dressed female with her lovely 40's outfit! (below 4th from left)
After a good old sing song ....
...Came the very well stocked raffle... prizes demonstrated by Les and Heather!!
Roger and Linda seemed to have the lucky tickets, winning lots of goodies and later shouting "put them back" when their numbers continued to be picked!! Must get them to do my lottery numbers!!

A fantastic evening was had by all, and lots of money raised for charity...
Will update when I have the details....
Looking forward to the next 40s night tomorrow (23rd March at  Newport Catholic Church Hall at 7-30pm Dance, Quiz and raffle prize for best dressed american supper all for £3-00 in aid of the IOW Lourdes Group.)

More photos from our evening ......

                                                               Barry, Angie and Tony
                                                                   David and David


Sunday, 17 February 2013

Upcoming Events for 2013

This link to upcoming events on the above tab has now been updated, so check out the dates and add them to your diaries!!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas dinner, The Rex, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Sunday 2nd December, 2012.

Vectis 40s Vintage members had a wonderful Xmas lunch at the Rex piano bar in Ventnor last Sunday. Members all wore period unoforms and civilian clothing from the 40s....

Posing on the (freezing( balcony!!

Say "Cheese"!!


Sylvia and Alan
David and David

Tony and Angie

Jayne and Simon

Dave and Carol

Les and Heather

The four Dave's!!

Sylvia, Heather and Carol

                                    Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to one and all !!