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  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns
  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns
  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns
  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns

A BRAINTREE retirement complex hosting a ‘40s Remembered event is looking for someone who can put on a fashion show from that era – and is also looking for local people’s reminiscences from the time.

The Hawthorns at Meadow Park will be hosting the spectacular event on Saturday October 13 and wants the local community to get involved, particularly be penning their memories of a decade which was dominated by the Second World War.

Gordon Swan, Manager at The Hawthorns, said: “Planning for the event is going very well and it is all set to be a fantastic day for residents and visitors. However, we are desperately looking for someone who can put on a fashion show demonstrating clothing from the 1940s and a commentary to match. It will bring back lots of memories for so many people, I am sure."

“We also want people to write to us with their memories and pictures from the 1940s and we will display these around the development.”

The event will raise money for two military charities, the Wings Appeal and another, yet to be chosen. Military vehicles past and present will be on show and there will be 1940s music, the opportunity to learn to jive, a make-do and mend demonstration and a host of various stallholders with memorabilia from the decade.

Anyone who can help with a fashion demonstration should phone The Hawthorns – which offers residents a unique retirement lifestyle including all meals, bills, entertainment and excursion for an all-inclusive monthly rental fee – on 01376 335500. If anyone would like to share their memories from the 1940s they can write to Geraldine Channon, The Hawthorns, Meadow Park, Tortoiseshell Way, Braintree, CM7 1TD or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.