For once during this miserable summer the rain held off long enough to allow the Village Fête to take place in the lovely setting of the Sulgrave Manor Gardens, with the much enjoyed dog show, various stalls, teas, croquet on the lawn and the ferret racing without which no Sulgrave summer event would be complete. Inevitably, the rain began during the late afternoon but by then most people were indoors for their pig roast dinners. During the evening music aimed mainly at the “golden oldies” was provided by Donna and the Delleretts.
More photos and a video of the evening entertainment on the next page.
MUSIC FOR DANCING BY DONNA AND THE DELLERETTS
Clive and Donna Nicholls of Manor Road, Sulgrave, play the drums and bass guitar respectively. Clive was a drummer in the Wolves band, who made records and Donna was in the Judons, a duo act with her sister in the early 1960s. When they met, they formed a band called Donnas Lot and toured the world for many years. They both eventually retired from band life and hadn’t played for some twenty years when they met up with other former musicians at their golf club – Dick who plays keyboard and Geoff who plays rhythm guitar. The result is Donna and the Delleretts whose playing was greatly appreciated, as will be seen from the following photographs and the video which can be accessed at the end of this web post.
Click here to see the video, which also includes guest appearances by Claire Sadler on guitar and Andrew Waite on mandolin.