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Sawbridgeworth centenaries to take centre stage at town's annual Nostalgia Day




Nostalgia Day will celebrate 100 years of Dorringtons this year, with the children of Diverse Performing Arts presenting the history of cakes and baking through dance and music.

The annual event organised by David and Hazel Mead began in 2011, five years after the Sawbridgeworth Airfield Memorial was created."Every year, the day before Remembrance Day, we'd go and lay a wreath and afterwards there was nowhere to go," remembers David. "I said I wonder if we could do something at the Memorial Hall."

Children can enjoy activities connected with Remembrance and the centenary celebrations of the Bowls Club, United Services Club and the Gardens and Allotments Show. Donations will be collected for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. "The children love it, they all get dressed up," David said.

Around 150 people are expected, with 50 going to the airfield. Buses will be provided for those who wish to lay crosses - and there may be rock cakes, which Dorringtons used to supply to the RAF canteen stationed there during WWII.

Refreshments will be available at the hall from 11.30 am, with a pay bar open from 12.15 pm.



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