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‘Storm along! Roll along!’ – report

A fine time was had by a large crowd at the Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall on the 16th November, at an evening of sea shanties and stories.
Quire (Colchester World Music Choir) were out in force, filling the stage and giving us gave us a fine selection of sea shanties and other songs of the sea. The Hoolies from Wivenhoe were seven-strong, plus a range of instruments, treating us a selection of sea shanties old and new, with a lot of humour thrown in. Bob Needham, the Colchester Town Crier and a member of The Hoolies, gave a fine rendition about Colchester, and Elaine Barker told captivating stories about local smuggling and sea captains, and the mysteries of local rivers and creeks.
All-in-all a very entertaining evening. Our thanks to all performers, the hard-working bar staff, and those setting up and clearing up. Profits will go to Seafarers UK, a charity that provides help to seafarers and their families when they fall on hard times.

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