Vintage celebration to help war heroes

People enjoy the vintage event at the Acre Rigg Club in Peterlee.
People enjoy the vintage event at the Acre Rigg Club in Peterlee.
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A new vintage celebration was given a twirl as it 
helped raise £1,300 for war heroes.

The evening of 1950s-style, music and entertainment filled the Acre Rigg Social Club in Peterlee as its group of enthusiasts who meet each week for a drink and a catch up welcomed a crowd for the fundraiser.

Joanne and Adrian Tait, with Peterlee's deputy mayor Steve Miles, centre.

Joanne and Adrian Tait, with Peterlee's deputy mayor Steve Miles, centre.

Singer Rachael Harvey, who is known as the Airborne Angel, performed during the evening, while Terry Rowland was DJ for the night.

The event was organised by Adrian Tait, 49, and wife Joanne, 45.

Adrian said: “It was absolutely brilliant, it went beyond all expectations.

“The food was brilliant and people put a lot of effort into it all.

It was absolutely brilliant, it went beyond all expectations.

Adrian Tait

“The tickets went like a knife through butter, it was a sell out.”

The cash raised from the night was presented to Danny Cassidy, the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal co-ordinator, with Peterlee’s deputy mayor Steve Miles also attending the night.

The 1950s reenactment group meets at the club each Tuesday from 7pm to 11pm, with all enthusiasts welcome to join in for a pie and a pint and to share their love for the era.

Danny Cassidy, of the Royal British Legion, is presented with a cheque by Adrian Tait.

Danny Cassidy, of the Royal British Legion, is presented with a cheque by Adrian Tait.

The Airborne Angel, singer Rachael Harvey.

The Airborne Angel, singer Rachael Harvey.

Joanne and Adrian Tait.

Joanne and Adrian Tait.

Danny Cassidy, of the Royal British Legion, is presented with a cheque by Adrian Tait.

Danny Cassidy, of the Royal British Legion, is presented with a cheque by Adrian Tait.

People enjoy the vintage event at the Acre Rigg Club in Peterlee.

People enjoy the vintage event at the Acre Rigg Club in Peterlee.

The Airborne Angel, singer Rachael Harvey.

The Airborne Angel, singer Rachael Harvey.