Urning her keep? That’ll be D Day!

Marie Dobson serves tea at the D Day dance in Seaham.
Marie Dobson serves tea at the D Day dance in Seaham.
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A PUB was given a wartime look as part of a D Day tea dance.

The Malborough, in Seaham, was decked with netting and sandbags as part of the celebration on Saturday.

A D Day party to raise money for a war memorial fund was held at the Marlborough pub in  Seaham on Saturday, with a tea dance, singers and an act of remembrance. Pictured are l-r L/Cpl. Jack Burrell of Seaham Army Cadets,  Cadet Jack Anderson of Seaham Sea Cadets and Sgt. Tracey Haswell Detatchment Commander Seaham Army Cadets, outside the camouflaged pub.

A D Day party to raise money for a war memorial fund was held at the Marlborough pub in Seaham on Saturday, with a tea dance, singers and an act of remembrance. Pictured are l-r L/Cpl. Jack Burrell of Seaham Army Cadets, Cadet Jack Anderson of Seaham Sea Cadets and Sgt. Tracey Haswell Detatchment Commander Seaham Army Cadets, outside the camouflaged pub.

War veterans and survivors were invited to join in the event, which was held in aid of the Remember Them Fund.

It aims to raise £20,000 and find a match funder to carry out improvements to the war memorial in Seaham Town Park.

An act of remembrance was included in the programme, with wartime music played and performed and tea and scones served during the afternoon by Marie Dobson (pictured right).

Cash was raised through games of bingo and a raffle during the party, which was supported by the town’s army and sea cadet corps.

Plans for the memorial include making it structurally secure, cleaning its statues, reinstating its fencing and gate and landscaping work.

Remember Them Fund is part of The Friends of Seaham War Memorials, which includes members of the Royal British Legion and Seaham Town Council.