Chairman Roger Bancroft welcomed everyone to the meeting and said it was pleasing to see such a good turnout on such a pleasant morning weather wise.

The Speaker Mr Duncan Verity was introduced and members advised that he was the Programme Secretary for Wetherby Men’s Forum. His topic was the “Songs of Stage and Screen”

Mr Duncan Verity advised that it was not his intention to educate but more to bring back happy memories and entertain the audience with video, film and sound clips from musical stage, screen and T.V. productions and he encouraged the active participation of members by joining in with  singing as appropriate.

We were treated to performances from Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, George Formby, Howard Keel, Doris Day, Laurel and Hardy, Norman Wisdom, Harry Secombe, Julie Andrews, Michael Crawford, Al Jolson and finished with “Time to Say Goodbye” performed by Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman and the London Symphony Orchestra. An eclectic feast of entertainment with something for everyone!

The Vote of Thanks was given by Mr Malcolm Wood with 32 members attending the Forum meeting.


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