Remembrance Day 2018: End of war marked with feast in Skegness

Pamela Harper celebrating the wartime headline 'It's over'. at the 1940s event at the Philip Grove Community Centre. ANL-181211-100340001
Pamela Harper celebrating the wartime headline 'It's over'. at the 1940s event at the Philip Grove Community Centre. ANL-181211-100340001

Residents who had braved the cold for Remembrance Day events in Skegness were able to tuck into some hearty food afterwards - 1940s style.

A special event was held at the Philip Grove Community Centre to give people a taste of what it was like to live in wartime.

Tony Jackson and Carol Henstock giving the thumbs-up to some 1940s style food. ANL-181211-100404001

Tony Jackson and Carol Henstock giving the thumbs-up to some 1940s style food. ANL-181211-100404001

On the menu were delicacies such as corned beef hash, spinach soup with dumplings and liver and bacon with rice. For pudding there were egg less sponge pudding, bread and butter pudding and coconut and orange pudding.

Tony Jackson and Carol Henstock were tucking to corned beef hash and corned beef rissole and both agreed it was ‘delicious’. Even the spinach soup was given the thumbs-up by Dawn Blake who said: “It’s a very nice hearty soup.”

The event on Sunday afternoon was organised by Coun David Cargill and opened by the Mayor of Skegness Coun Sid Dennis. There was 40s music by County Linx Radio and the Philip Grove Choir and Coastal BID Ambassadors were there with the Jolly Fisherman.

The event also featured displays of original memorabilia.

The Philip Grove Choir singing some 1940s songs on the stage at County Linx Radio. ANL-181211-100424001

The Philip Grove Choir singing some 1940s songs on the stage at County Linx Radio. ANL-181211-100424001

Kevin Evans on guard at an original display of 1940s memorabilia. ANL-181211-100535001

Kevin Evans on guard at an original display of 1940s memorabilia. ANL-181211-100535001

Mayor of Skegness Coun Sid Dennis and his wife Marie were not tempted by this shady character from the 1940s selling watched from under his jacket. If you look closely you might spot Coun Phil Dilks  in disguise. His short haircut is actually real. ANL-181211-100513001

Mayor of Skegness Coun Sid Dennis and his wife Marie were not tempted by this shady character from the 1940s selling watched from under his jacket. If you look closely you might spot Coun Phil Dilks in disguise. His short haircut is actually real. ANL-181211-100513001

Glennis Rogerson took the opportunity to wear her iniform from when she worked for United Nations in the 1960s. She took time out before singing with the Philip Grove Choir and had a game of shove ha'penny. ANL-181211-100456001

Glennis Rogerson took the opportunity to wear her iniform from when she worked for United Nations in the 1960s. She took time out before singing with the Philip Grove Choir and had a game of shove ha'penny. ANL-181211-100456001

Dawn Blake ready to tuck into some hearty spinach soup and dumplings. She  said it was very tasty. ANL-181211-100445001

Dawn Blake ready to tuck into some hearty spinach soup and dumplings. She said it was very tasty. ANL-181211-100445001