Unitarian Church Hall, South Terrace, Hastings October 2010
Timeless style from the war days
The raffles prizes combined luxury and austerity
Victoria introduces her granddaughter Hannah,
who read out the story of Ruby, the runaway evacuee
Hannah, aged seven and three quarters, does her bit
Every good girl deserves chocolate cake. Hannah with Stephanie Mizon from the charity arm of the Co-operative Society, who sponsored the delicious party food for Age Concern
...and do you remember when...?
Victoria tend to lose her head at her book launches,
(you can see it has almost gone in the picture on the right!)
so her son came along to help with the book sales
Putting on the 1940s style
Two party guests who couldn't put the book down!
Writer Richard Pitcairn-Knowles with the photographer
from the Hastings Observer
Runaway evacuee WWII Ruby Henderson and the writer Michael Bristow-Smith share memories
As Hastings popular and immediate previous mayor, Councillor Charlesworth, prepares to speak she misses the tea tray!
Mrs Charlesworth in full flow ( Victoria's cardigan from Tesco's Hip Hip Hooray Collection , spring 2010)