Carol and Bill Davis provided the first half of the entertainment describing the life of a Land Army girl leaving home in Beeston for the first time to work in the fields close to Ipswich enjoying the fruit picking but struggling to plant potatoes in winter. Even a journey by train was a hazard with train smoke often a magnet for an air attack. The girls in question did enjoy the excitement however of seeing Glenn Miller and his band perform live on a surprise visit to a local army base (his ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ was included later in vocalist Emma James’s set).
The ebullient Emma in WAAF uniform performed a wide selection of songs from the 40s ranging from Vera Lynn and Joan Regan to Frank Sinatra and the Andrews Sisters, drawing talented dancers onto the floor performing the routines to match the era. She enlivened the evening by encouraging audience participation with both her both teasing humour and repartee and led the rousing community singing to end the evening.
Complementing the entertainment was a meal of the time ‘a cold collation’ with ham and corned beef and a plentiful salad straight from the allotment followed by a choice of rice pudding, spotted dick or fruit crumble.
Thanks go to Barry and Lynne Bootland for organising this fun event, drawing in a welcome crowd of guests to share in a typically lively Rotary evening and to Horsforth Golf Club's catering team for once again rising to the occasion.
more Seven schools were invited to take part this year and a good time was had by all the Rotarians who got up early to deliver the goods.
more More than 50 walkers from both the Club and local groups took part raising funds for different charities
more For the fifth year running, the Rotary Club of Aireborough has presented Dictionaries4Life (and thesauri!!) to Primary Schools in Guiseley, Rawdon, Yeadon and Horsforth
more Lightwater Valley once again welcomed Clubs from District 1040 with their proteges for one day of excitement only. Aireborough was as usual to the fore with pupils from the Meadows Park section of Benton Park
more Following last year's resounding success we will be doing it all again with the same cast Joanne Dexter Classical Soprano and Opera North member and the Olicanian Brass Quintet.
more This event hosted by the Wetherby Whaler proved a great success raising over £250 for the Spinal Injuries Association
more For the fifth time more than 350 dictionaries (plus 20 thesauri) were presented to eight local primary schools by Rotarians including Bill Braker, Barry Bootland, John Moorhouse,Barry Mills, Brian Whitham, John Knaggs and Robert Mirfield.
more Rotarians swarmed in to share in the handing over of dictionaries and thesauri to excited pupils in 6 schools with 2 more still to come
more 40 members and guests supported the new venture of the Wetherby Whaler taking over from the long established Harry Ramsdens in Guiseley
more Kids Out 2012 proved just as enjoyable as the previous 4 or 5 bringing a lot of pleasure to a deserving group of young people.
more Our annual Stroke Awareness morning took place at Morrisons Yeadon on 18 April with 75 people having their blood pressure tested and 25% resultantly advised to see their doctor. Thanks to Barrie King and his team for another successful community venture.
more Dictionaries4 Life - year 3
more Emily and Katherine Fishers' quests for Olympic selection gains support from the Aireborough Club.
more On 9 December a cheque for £100 will be presented to President Barry, a result of the continuing tireless efforts of Maggie Braker to raise funds for the Club's charity projects. One of these is 'Kids Out' where Maggie has been an enthusiastic supporter.
more Annual visit to Lightwater Valley with the young people from Benton Park School.
more Enthusiastic teams accomplished their tasks on both Friday and Saturday with Gerald Long, Tony Scaife and Brian Waite delivering on both occasions. The Morrisons Guiseley bag pack saw a generous public donating £591 with power to add through gift aid.
more M & S customers donated a magnificent ï¿½454.37 in 6 hours to an energetically helpful band of Rotary bag-packers and their wives.
more Friends of Guiseley Cemetery on a Saturday morning working party.
back This committee organises several yearly community events including Dictionaries4 Life and Kids Out as well as the social Interactive Quiz. It also supports the Friends of Guiseley Cemetery and reading in schools.