Dance at Beltinge 9th May

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  1. papiermache

    papiermache WO 356 Mechanic

    A copy of King's Regulations for the Army etc., published 1935, (no owner's name) arrived in my post today and inside on the same page I found two light blue cardboard scraps which I think relate to a "Victory Day" dance on 9th May 1945, but might not be May at all, could be "day". The date is on paper pasted over the original date. Any ideas as to which " ....ental Dance Band" would play at a hotel in Beltinge ( Herne Bay, Kent ) ? How much did the tickets cost and what were the "light refreshments" ? Took photo at night so colour not too good, background I provided is a dark green towel.

    Beltinge Dance ticket.jpg
     
  2. jimbop

    jimbop Well-Known Member

    regimental dance band?
    the 'day' could be anything though. may 9th 1945 was on a wednesday, or maybe a satur'day' 9th june?
     
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  3. papiermache

    papiermache WO 356 Mechanic

    Thanks, I was thinking "Regimental" as well. Hope they they had a good time, whenever it happened.
     
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  5. papiermache

    papiermache WO 356 Mechanic

    Thanks TD, I've sent a copy of the photo to the contact by email.
     
  6. jimbop

    jimbop Well-Known Member

  7. papiermache

    papiermache WO 356 Mechanic

    Paul Skelton at Pub-info@Dover-Kent.Com.replied very quickly to my message:

    "Well, the only hotel I know about in Beltinge was the Miramar Hotel, which I know was functioning between 1930 and at least 1953, so your dates certainly fit.
    The only information I can add, unfortunately, is what I have found and published on my page for the hotel."

    Kew search for "regimental dance band" comes up with about three files relating to licenses to play copyrighted music.

    BBC People's War comes up with this: BBC - WW2 People's War - V1 & V2 in WW2: 11th Survey Regiment, Royal Artillery
    This piece refers to a dance band formed at Herne Bay.

    Since my late mother-in-law ( d.2012) tried to shoot down V1's whilst on a Mixed Heavy AA gun site in Kent during part of her wartime service with the ATS I reckon the dance band was an Artillery Regimental Dance Band, or possibly a Canadian regiment, or even an American regiment ( who had better predictors, etc., I recall her saying.)
     
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  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Maybe newspapers of the day carried adverts - might be worth checking

    Or musical papers -

    TD
     
  9. papiermache

    papiermache WO 356 Mechanic

    Thanks, I was thinking along similar lines.
     

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