How it all began...
The first Stage Door Canteen dance was set up and run by Deborah (Mrs.D) with her team of doughnut dollies at the War and Peace Show in 1998 in a small marquee with a tea urn, a few tables and chairs but lots of friends coming along for a cuppa in that hot Beltring sun! Tickets for the jump jive dance in the evening were for selected guests only and that fantastic night was to prompt many more in the following years.
The authentic 1940s dance is coming to Normandy!
The Stage Door Canteen dance is a re-creation of the wartime allied forces social club providing entertainment for the troops.
We welcome members of WW2 allied living history groups & 1940s re-enactors who hold authenticity in high regard, for a fabulous authentic 1940s night of music, dance & entertainment, provided by our resident DJ Chris 'Swing Shift' Reynolds.
Volunteers and Doughnut Dollies of the only Stage Door Canteen that took place at the War and Peace Show, 1998.
The Stage Door Canteen’s very first sign,
painted by Deborah and her son Lee in 1998.
Staff rehearsing for the evening’s entertainment.
Jump jiving at the Stage Door Canteen, 1998.
16 years down the road we are delighted to say we are still here and have now given the Stage Door Canteen a BIGGER spring in its step to go on for many years to come!
Mrs. D. welcoming guests
DJ ‘Swing Shift’ Chris Reynolds in action
Looking forward to greeting you at our next dance!
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