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This Novem­ber sees the 100th an­niver­sary of Ar­mistice, the end of the First World War, and Mil­soms Kes­grave Hall is host­ing a party to re­mem­ber.

The cel­e­bra­tion will be in The Hangar at Kes­grave Hall, on Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 10. It prom­ises to be an evening of fun, fab­u­lous food and won­der­ful en­ter­tain­ment.

With its star­lit ceil­ing and silk lined walls, The Hangar at Mil­soms Kes­grave Hall is a su­perb venue to com­mem­o­rate such an im­por­tant date in his­tory. Three years ago, it was the venue for a party to cel­e­brate the 70th an­niver­sary of VE Day. It was such a great night that guests are still talk­ing about it, so The Hangar will once again be dressed for the oc­ca­sion and the ap­pro­pri­ate era.

Ar­rival is from 6.30pm for Cham­pagne and canapes, the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to see guests’ in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the dress code for the evening – Down­ton Abbey. This of­fers plenty of scope from white tie and tails for gen­tle­men to del­i­cate cock­tail dresses for ladies, not for­get­ting the ‘up­stairs, down­stairs’ brigade and Mr Car­son. The re­cep­tion will be fol­lowed by a de­li­cious three-course din­ner – no ra­tions or corned beef!

Kes­grave Hall has also been lucky enough to se­cure the Band of the Army Air Corps, which is based in Colch­ester. The band will pro­vide the dance mu­sic – and a lit­tle theatre – to mark the his­toric oc­ca­sion. Dreamwave Events DJ will then take the party through the decades, right up to the present day un­til 2am.

For guests who have worked up an ap­petite after sev­eral hours on the dance floor, there will be a hot mid­night feast to keep the party go­ing.

Tick­ets for what prom­ises to be a party like no other are £120. It is a char­ity event, so £20 from each ticket will be do­nated to ABF The Sol­diers Char­ity, the Na­tional Char­ity of the Bri­tish Army. Money will also be raised through an auc­tion and tombola, with some great prizes.

In 2015, Kes­grave Hall gave £20,000 to this char­ity and it aims to do the same after this year’s event.

ABF The Sol­diers Char­ity was founded in 1944 to give sup­port to sol­diers and vet­er­ans from the army, and their im­me­di­ate fam­i­lies, when they are in need, for life. Grants are made to in­di­vid­u­als through their reg­i­ments and corps, and they sup­port a wide range of spe­cial­ist char­i­ties that sus­tain the Bri­tish Army ‘fam­ily’, both at home and over­seas.

To re­serve tick­ets call 01473 333741. In­for­ma­tion at mil­somho­tels.com sol­dier­schar­ity.org

Scary fun! Hal­loween and Paint a Pump­kin, plus a ghostly hunt at The Suf­folk Punch Trust, Holles­ley, Woodbridge IP12 3JR Oc­to­ber 19-28. De­tails: suf­folkpunchtrust.org

Con­tact: jayne.lindill@eadt.co.uk / 07864 084423

Vicki and Jas­mine get into the spirit of the oc­ca­sion at the VE Day party at Mil­soms Kes­grave Hall in 2015.

The Hangar dressed for the oc­ca­sion in 2015.

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