Hadleigh Public Hall
War Time Memories 1940s
When on leave from the Merchant Navy, I used to visit the hall for the Saturday evening dances, a five-piece dance band on the stage and the hall packed with serving personnel from around the area, including WRENS from HMS Westcliff.
The dance would end with a mad Palais Glide and then the Waltz, “Who’s Taking You Home Tonight?”
My partner was Joyce Polly, whose family I believe lived in Ash Road. A few years ago at a Hadleigh Forum meeting, I met up with Joyce after over 50 years.
At a recent meeting, I heard from Derek Barber’s sister that Joyce was living in Thorpe Bay. I hope Joyce does not mind me showing her photo, someone may recognise her!