Dance brings back wartime memories

York Press: Matthew Hardy, lead trumpet with Mr Swing’s Dance Orchestra, plays the lead at a dance at the De Grey Rooms at York Theatre Royal held to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Matthew Hardy, lead trumpet with Mr Swing’s Dance Orchestra, plays the lead at a dance at the De Grey Rooms at York Theatre Royal held to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Bitter-sweet memories of wartime romance were recalled at a dance to commemorate the D-Day landings.

The De Grey Rooms at York Theatre Royal were a popular meeting place as Europe waited for the Allied Invasion of Europe.

The spirit of those heady days was recaptured for a night of nostalgia by Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra.

Events Co-Ordinator Lindsay Whitwell said: "I am always being told stories by people who came to the De Grey rooms to dance before I was even born.

"It is a beautiful venue and one that holds fond memories for many who lived through the war and tried to lead a normal life and find love and enjoyment by dancing the night away."

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