HELP Murcia Mar Menor members and friends were transported back to the wartime at the Forties Night held at The Lodosol restaurant in San Pedro.
The group was entertained by several singers belting out old songs and causing a sing-a-long.
Memories were exchanged about the bombings, sheltering in the underground, and children being dispersed with hard times remembered but mingled with fond memories of strong community bonds.
Many people had made the effort to dress up; there was a bevy of land girls, a mob of naughty schoolboys with holes in their clothes, a spiv dressed as Tommy Trinder and Rene from Allo Allo accompanied by ze lady who tells you zis only once.
The group did the two most popular dances during the forties; the hokey cokey and the conga.
The Charity made a grand total of €224 on the night to help the group continue their good work.
By Gerry Sherry