Village's World War One concert for injured soldiers is set to be revived

Village's World War One concert for injured soldiers is set to be revived

Councillor Andrew Mallinson, left, is joined by Jordan Russell and Mike Ellison, right, of Silsden Community Productions as they prepare for their recreation of the Masqueraders' performance (8818237)

Councillor Andrew Mallinson, left, is joined by Jordan Russell and Mike Ellison, right, of Silsden Community Productions as they prepare for their recreation of the Masqueraders' performance (8818227)

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A Silsden concert party, which came together to entertain wounded soldiers during the First World War, is to be revived – for two nights only.

Silsden Community Productions will recreate The Masqueraders – an ensemble of singers and comedians which regularly visited Morton Banks War Hospital and Keighley Victoria Hospital – this Friday and Saturday at Silsden Town Hall.

Councillor Andrew Mallinson (Con, Craven) said the production will start with poetry and soldiers' letters from World War One, before becoming more light-hearted with music and comedy.

"I think it will pull at the heartstrings," said Cllr Mallinson. "The start will bring it home what it was like to be a soldier during that period, giving people a feeling of the turmoil suffered whilst fighting for their country, and also what Silsden was like at that time.

"It will also be educational for the younger ones who will be there."

Tickets, priced £5, are available from Twiggs Newsagents on Kirkgate in Silsden, or on the door on the night.

There is also an exhibition at the town hall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, revealing Silsden’s Story In The Great War Years, researched and compiled by Silsden Local History Group, and funded by the Heritage Lottery.

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