The staff of Bellmans on a trip to Ford Aerodrome,Sussex in 1943. My mother Violet Norrell [Browse] is in black on the left of the picture in front of the bomber; she was Mr. Bellmans secretary. The photo with the Duchess of Norfolk shows the Mayor Mr.Dutton Bryant and Mrs. Bellman with the staff.
The dances ran by the HELPY CLUB of Bellmans raised large sums of money for the war effort. The dances were held at the Regent Ballroom and other venues and the local girls and soldiers, airman and navy men had a great time and a lot of money was raised. My Aunt married a Canadian soldier she met at a dance and became a war bride.