26 June 1943, 7 PM to whenever the last man stumbles out in the wee small hours of the morningWho:
OPEN - Enlisted, Officers, Nurses, TownspeopleWhere:
Budworth Hall, Welcome Dance thrown for the Americans by the Women's Committee of Chipping-Ongar
Welcome to your new home, Chipping-Ongar! We, the locals of the town of Ongar, open the doors of our beloved Budworth Hall for the first of hopefully many dances for your entertainment. We're so proud of your heroism and wish you all the best, and do know that in these hard times so far from your own homes, Ongar will fill that void as best as we all can.
Tonight we have a band all the way from London playing for you, Max Pennworth and His Orchestra, with their lovely singer Betty Cartwright. Mrs. Henderson and Mrs. Gibb have put out a nice spread of sandwiches and canapes for you all, and we hope you enjoy yourselves!