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On This Day 1918: Concert Parties from Camp delight locals.

Worthing Pier declared itself “indebted” to the soldiers from Shoreham Camp for providing great entertainments. The Shoreham Camp’s London Command Depot orchestra put on special concerts that boosted visitor numbers. The Camp also provided a range of Concert Parties such as the Big Bens and Non-descripts.

In May 1918 the Musiques were in possession of the Pavillion. Dressed in Pierrot costume and under the leadership of Lieutenant Richardson their very masculine performance was well-designed for popular audiences.

The Wromps Concert Party
The Wromps a Pierrot Concert Party from Shoreham Camp. Musician Sgt Stan Ward is pictured middle row far right.
Courtesy of Patricia Gardner.

Check out the full story in the Worthing Gazette:

29.5.18

(Worthing Gazette, 29/05/1918)
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On This Day 1915: Concert at the Camp

The members of the local Ladies’ Orchestra provided entertainment in the Camp at Shoreham. On this occasion a large assembly of guest soldiers gathered in No. 2 Hut for the most attractive evening’s entertainment. They thoroughly enjoyed the performance, especially the presence of Miss Grace Nockels who gave the most welcome of vocal assistance.

Sheet music played by Stan Ward a soldier who entertained whilst stationed at Shoreham Camp in 1917-1918.  Courtesy of Patricia Gardner.
Sheet music played by Stan Ward a soldier who entertained whilst stationed at Shoreham Camp in 1917-1918.
Courtesy of Patricia Gardner.

Check out the full story in the Worthing Gazette:

Worthing Gazette_19150512-005

(Worthing Gazette, 12/05/1915)
West Sussex County Council Library Service www.westsussexpast.org.uk