Ashley Leather in Hammersmith Palais - the 1940's

from BBC WW2 People's War:

1st and 2nd parts of Starboard Watch were stationed in the R.N.Barracks at Chatham. We were on weekend leave from 12 midday Saturday to 07.00 hours Monday. There was insufficient time to travel to my home in Ossett (West Yorkshire) so my pal Jeff Clements whose home was in Annerly (London suburb) invited me to go home with him. On arrival his mother immediately informed us there was a rumour that the Glen Miller Orchestra might be passing through London on the way back to an American airbase. The destination and time was not known but she thought that the Hammersmith Palaise seemed a likely …   more >>
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John Kelly, Joan Styan, John Gardiner, Ashley Leather, Joseph J Brown, Josie Vernon, Audrey Lewis, Trooper Tom Canning and Iain C Macpherson, BBC WW2 People's War. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402149075734 accessed: 22 September, 2017 (BBC WW2 People's War is an online archive of wartime memories contributed by members of the public and gathered by the BBC. The archive can be found at bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar)

location of experience: Hammersmith Palais

Listeners

Listening to

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In the Mood
written by Wingy Manone
performed by Glenn Miller Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:51:15 +0100