Vera, girl who captured the nation’s hearts

Vera Lynn, the Forces Sweetheart.
Vera Lynn, the Forces Sweetheart.

Relive the music of war years with a nostalgic afternoon of sentimental music.

In the year Vera Lynn reaches her 100th birthday what better way to celebrate than with ‘Sincerely Yours’ The Vera Lynn Story at the Buccleuch Centre, Langholm.

Starting with a tribute to the dance bands that launched Vera’s career, the show follows her life through WW2 and beyond.

Known as ‘the Forces sweetheart’, Vera captured the hearts of a nation during the 1940s when she frequently sang to the troops at morale-boosting concerts. Featuring many of the songs she sung in dance halls with the likes of Joe Loss and his orchestra through to the blockbuster hits, which propelled her to international stardom including of course ‘White Cliffs of Dover’, ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’ and the timeless classic, ‘We’ll Meet Again’.

Show is on April 13 at 2.30pm. Tickets £14 from www.buccleuchcentre.com.