Calling new recruits by Jack Troughton TAKE THE King’s shilling and join the crowds at Javea Players’ revue ‘Happy Days are Here Again’ running from Monday 30th June to Saturday 5th July. Amanda Dean is performing the saucy recruitment song from the Great War, promising ‘I’ll Make a Man Out of You’ to men volunteering for service. The theme of the show is how the British managed to keep smiling through the upheavals and conflicts of the last Century. Songs from the First World War sprang back into fashion for WWII – and Sybil Kent’s inspired show features a host of them, along with comic monologues, sketches and dance numbers. And before the show itself at Javea’s Casa de Cultura, there is an opportunity to dine al fresco in the Plaza Baix with a dinner of salad, tapas, ‘costillas de cerdo’ or grilled ‘dorado’, bread, ali oli, wine and desert. Amanda Dinner is at 7pm, the show starts at Dean welcomes 9pm, and tickets for the evening are 15€. To book call Mabel on 96 579 4937 or email new firstname.lastname@example.org recruits
Famous five scales Montgo Taking in the world from 750m up
By Jack Troughton FABULOUS VIEWS greeted the ‘famous five’ of Javea U3A when they reached the summit of the Montgo Mountain and took in the world from 750m high. Along with other less ambitious members of the association, the group set off from the Jesus Pobre end of the mountain but continued to the summit in a marathon eight-hour trek. The five – leader ‘Sherpa’ Pete, Bill Quinton, Eric Gibson , Jacqui Rogerson, and Bobby Ogden – were able to see up the coast as far as the outskirts of Valencia and the island of Ibiza. They said the descent was also a slog as they became tired but all agreed it was a worthwhile exercise for “mature retirees”.
Guests in period costume
By Jack Troughton THE ROYAL British Legion Benidoleig and District Brach celebrated the D-Day Landings of June 6th 1944 in style at El Cid’s Restaurant. James Hurst played some typical wartime music and the dancers who walked down “Lambeth Way” brought back many memories. Surprise of the evening at the Benidoleig restaurant was a hilarious
performance by Candy Wright as ’Popsy Wopsy’ – who threatened to bring the house down. All profits from the night will go towards the branch Poppy Appeal and support the Legion’s welfare and benevolent work in Spain. To find out more about the legion call Patrick Scully on 96 558 3626 or visit the website www.royalbritishlegion.co.uk
13-19 June 2014
RTN North Edition 765