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Church celebrates 75th anniversary with weekend of WWII musical entertainment

Date: 14 January 2014

HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE the opening of your church 75 years ago on the cusp of WWII? Why, ask a local BBC producer to stage a show of wartime musical entertainment!

On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February, All Saints Weston Green will stage a WW2 musical entertainment featuring guest artistes and the Nigel Cassidy Orchestra as part of their 75th Anniversary celebrations.

All Saints Church was designed by Edward Maufe, also the architect of Guildford Cathedral, in 1938 and is the focal point of the community in Weston Green, Esher.

Shortly after the opening of the church in 1939, the Second World War broke out and changed the lives of everyone. All Saints have asked local resident and BBC producer Nick Handel to stage a live show in the church, painting a portrait of how local people met the challenges of wartime with their good humour keeping them smiling through.

Local parishioners and their guest performers will give us wartime songs and skits interspersed with the real stories contributed by the residents and photos retrieved from their attics.

Performances take place at 4.30 & 7.30pm on February 8th and at 7.30pm on February 9th. The Saturday 4.30pm matinee is the best option for families and children will be able to watch some of our child actors waving goodbye as evacuees (but they do come back!)

Tickets cost £10 for adults, £5 for under 10s & babes in arms free. There will be a collection at the end for Help for Heroes.

For further details and online booking:

Or contact Joy Tilbury

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