Enter CIC, County Durham – Armed Forces Celebration Day
Everyone has said how amazing your performance was. The community and our staff thoroughly enjoyed the day. I do hope we will be able to work with you again in the future.
Very best wishes
MJP WILLIAMS FOR THE WAR WIDOWS ASSOCIATION
Just to say many thanks for putting on a great night of entertainment for everyone in Southport. The reports back are wonderful and full of praise.
From Harefield Ex-Servicemens / Royal British Legion Club, Harefield, Middlesex.
Many thanks for your incredible professional performance on Saturday at our ANZAC DAY evening, to get “our lot” out of their seats singing and dancing was no mean achievement and the members loved it! You are a fantastic performer and a beautiful person, may you live forever! I do hope we meet again (sometime soon I hope) sure to book again. Many thanks from the club.
From Attleborough Baptist Church and the Over 50’s Club
May I thank you for the most wonderful afternoon which produced such marvellous uplifting entertainment. We felt so honoured to have you among us and the sing along was absolutely superb! We enjoyed every minute and hope that one day “We’ll Meet Again, Some Sunny Day!!” It was a privilege delight and honour to have met you.
Thank you once more from the bottom of our hearts. With love from Veronica & everyone at the club x x x x
From Patricia Harriss, Yorkshire.
I have just listened to your tracks on You Tube, couldn’t resist saying that you are the best Vintage singer around by far! I think you have an amazing voice! I have sung with many of the operatic societies in York. Also purchased your CD so looking forward to listening to it. We live in the Yorkshire area and would love to see you in concert.
Best wishes Patricia x
From The Pavilion Gardens Buxton
The Hit’s Of The Blitz’ has been another FANTASTIC SUCCESS!
I shall look forward to next year.
Speak to you very soon.
Thank you for the Wonderful performance yesterday.
From George & Sylvia Hull, Boston
DIAMOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Thank you Jill for a FABULOUS NIGHT x x x
From Bruno Giannoni, Italy
Thank you for your beautiful voice. Be sure I will enjoy your CD Hits Of The Blitz for a very long time!
You with your voice and the old songs of Dame Vera Lynn have a duty in this modern times: the duty of memory of the World War Time and of the hope for peace and freedom in those years.
Sincerely yours Bruno Giannoni
El Alamein Ball, Carlton Drill Hall
Hi Jill, Thank you for providing us with some great entertainment last Saturday evening.
Remember me to the Major.
Paul Griffin Serving Soldier in TA
From Staff Sgt Nigel Butler Royal Military School Of Music, Twickenham
First of all thank you for the great entertainment that you supplied, very well done, we all loved it. The event went really well and was probably one of the most successful that has been held here.
Kneller Hall Concerts.
From Angela Wheeler re 1945 Victory Party & collection for Help For Heroes, Winchester
Dear Jill, Just to say you were an absolute triumph! The feed back was tremendous and everybody loved you. I had a great evening and you adapted to the changing situations. I will be in touch again.
From Adelle Brenner re Angela’s Party, Winchester
You were an absolute star at Angela’s party and coped so well with your self appointed choir and backing dancers! It goes without saying Angela and I would be really happy to recommend you if you ever need.
Take Care, Adelle x
From Churchill Retirement Living re Garden Parties
Dear Jill, Thank you very much for the wonderful performances that you gave at the garden parties. We have had a fantastic response to them all and I know our Owners, their friends and visitors have thoroughly enjoyed the events and in particular the entertainment.
From Samantha & Michael Hart re 1940’s THEME WEDDING, Quorn, Leics
Dear Jill, Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for singing at our wedding. We have had so many emails and telephone calls letting us know how much everyone enjoyed themselves, especially at the evening ‘do’.
From Jon & Sarah Meakin re Golden Wedding Anniversay, Stoke-on-Trent
Hi Jill, First of all, thanks for a great night on Saturday.
Everybody really enjoyed it!
From Mike Falkenstein, Georgetown United States re CD
Hi Jill, Received ‘Hits of the Blitz’ in good order yesterday and its TERRIFIC! If you ever do another or come to the states to sing let me know. One day I have to get an autographed pic of you to put next to Vera Lynn. Girl you can sing. Thank you.
From Less and Eunice Pickering, Northern Ireland re CD
Well done Jill for keeping alive in our hearts, the memories and the stories of millions of brave men & women and for reminding us of todays sacrifices. God Bless you as you entertain, and indeed minister…………..
From Paul Warren St Matthew’s Community Church, Gillingham. Remembrance Concert
Hi Jill, Just a quick message to say how great it was to meet you and ‘Thank You’ from us all at St Matthews for a brilliant concert.
From Tammie Hill, Wilstone Village Hall, Tring
Jill, I am just dropping a mail to thank you for a lovely evening.
My Nan really enjoyed herself and so did the rest of the party.
Even a week after the party I am still receiving compliments on your performance.
From Jane Northedge, Broadstairs
Thank you very much indeed for a lovely evening on Saturday. You interpreted my wishes perfectly and it was ‘just right’. Everyone enjoyed it very much. Thank you for all your efforts and hard work.
Jim Aitchison, Coalpit Heath, Bristol: Re Party 14/03/2009
Jill, Thank you so much for making my birthday party a really special night for everyone. All who came said what a great job you did, and to see everyone young and old dancing and singing along was fantastic. Hope you enjoyed entertaining us all and it really was a pleasure to meet you and “the Major” Once again thank you and I will recommend your singing to one and all. Jim Aitchison.
From Alfred Saak Netherlands: Dear Jill, I often enjoy listening to your cd ‘Hits of the Blitz’.
Many thanks for your beautiful voice. You are blessed by the Lord to keep the memory of Dame Vera Lynn alive. I was glad to receive your cd in good shape. Although I was born 9 years after the war, this impressive period has always played an important role in my life. At highschool already I was very interested in WWII although my young age of 16 years.
Since 1994 I made several battlefield tours to the invasion beaches in Normandy, the Ardennes and more.
God bless you!! Alfred Saak
I have just received ‘Hits of the Blitz’ CD and have to tell you that you have the sweetest signing voice!
I was born just after the war but enjoy archeological research and take my greyhound climbing over The Cheviots looking for crash sites of aircraft from WW2.
Your CD will be playing in the car when we go on our expeditions from now on! Best wishes, Nigel. PS When you come to sign up in Newcastle I’ll book tickets, promise!
From Rose Lobb 25/11/2008 Re: Barceló Country House Hotel, Basingstoke.
Hi Jill, just wanted to say a big thank you for performing at Mum’s 90th Birthday on Sunday, you really made the day special and she so enjoyed your singing all the songs she loves.
Hope your performance in Bracknell went well.
Kindest regards to you and the Major. Rose
17/11/2008 From John Dickinson, Australia. Got your CD thanks for being so prompt
We do a similar thing with the band so if you are ever over in Australia let me know (we are all ex pats)
From Dale & Caroline Williams, Fairlight Cove. just wanted to thank you for the excellent entertainment
last Saturday at my Mum’s 70th, she hasn’t stopped talking about it I’m still not sure if she has stopped dancing!
Everybody had a wonderful time so thanks again. I hope “we will meet again some sunny day”
29/09/2008 From Jan Hotchkiss, Cobden Pavilion, Telford,
Just to say a big THANK YOU to you and the major for such a wonderful performance for my mom’s (Irean’s) 80th Birthday party. You really made an old lady happy.
She has your photo in a frame on her bedside table She thought that you were superb. Will not hesitate to book you again.
If you have time please keep in touch as you are lovely people.
07/09/2008 From Mal Howarth (re wedding anniversary) Bridge End Club, Todmorden, Yorkshire
Hi Jill, Just want to thank you for a wonderful night.
Everyone has said they had a great time and how much they liked you, so once again thank you very much.
Sent: 06/08/2008 at 11:22 PM from 184.108.40.206 Name: Jim
Hello Jill, Just to congratulate you on two fine concerts in Thetford last weekend. The Sunday afternoon crowd in the square were roasting in the sun but they enjoyed your set. Those who had tickets for Saturday were very lucky. The whole weekend was good fun. I didn’t remember that it was from your site that I got your CD. but I found your site easily enough. I’ll have to get better 1940’s kit if I’m to go to another event you have listed this Summer/Autumn. I’m looking at ROUGHAM AIRFIELD Bury St Edmunds. Do you think it’ll be a good one? Jim
29th July 2008 FROM: Steve Brown RE: Open Day Entertainment Whittington College, Residential Care Homes, East Grinstead
Hi Jill, the day was brilliant and voted the best ever by our residents.
Thanks go to you and Lewis for the large part that you played.
Hope your journey home was a safe one
Re Party at Royal Hotel, Ashby De La Zouch 29/06/2008
Hi Jill, Just a quick note to thank you for the splendid performance on Sunday. Everyone thought you were wonderful!
Don’t think Dad will be having another 80th Birthday, but will recommend you to anyone.
Thanks so much. Regards Heather Allen
From Anthony Broadhead – Reenactors Wolverhampton (June 2008)
Hello Jill, I enclose photograph’s of our meeting at Berrington Hall Nr Leominster –
and must say you are a very lovely artist (and singer) and listening to your story
about your steps into such a lovely worthwhile career was really heartwarming.
I think your Mum will be really proud of your achievements, she really will.
Please carry on doing it “please you’re doing fine” Xx
I hope very much our paths may cross again and until they do
may I wish you all the luck in the world and God Speed! God bless, and may he keep you safe.
Cheerio for now. God bless: Anthony X
June Graham, Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Dear Jill I know it has been a long time coming but I would like to thank you for entertaining us all at my parents Diamond Wedding Anniversary on the Island. I have to say your performance was outstanding and what a personable charisma you have, even the Major plays a jolly good part! Mum and Dad, Jean and Charlie were over the moon, to see them both that evening was as if the years had drifted away. Mum had had a stroke 12 months before and I don’t think anyone thought they would ever see her dance again. We play your “Hits of the Blitz” CD regularly in our restaurant, its very popular with all young and old and receive a mountain of requests to purchase so hope you’ve had some orders. Once again Jill our heartfelt thanks for a superb performance and making a celebratory weekend finish with a BANG!!!!!!!
Kind Regards to you and the Major
June and Tom Graham
Robert Scovell Gery Scovells Party
Hello Jill & Lewis, I have now arrived back in Groby after Dad’s party.
Many thanks for your performance and helping the party go with a swing.
I do hope you both enjoyed yourselves , I know Dad was delighted with the ways things went.
Debbie Tutt (Newhaven)
Hi Jill, Hope you are well, please find attached a newspaper cutting from our “local newspaper” the Sussex Express.
I thought you might like to see it as you do get a mention. Everyone who came on Saturday had a wonderful time and I have had masses of thank you’s, and everyone thouroughly enjoyed your performances. (you will need to Zoom in when you have opened attachment as the print is quiet small after I scanned the cutting)
Many thanks yet again
Specsavers Tea Dance and Ball 8th May 2007 Guernsey
Dear Jill, I just wanted to say a huge thanks from the PR team for your professionalism at our recent Liberation Tea Party and Ball. The sing-a-long was great and had young and old joining in. We also really appreciated that you took the time to learn Sarnia Cherie. As you saw from the reaction of the audience it was great!
The Success of the event is a colaborative effort and the feedback we have had back has been very positive.
Thank you again.
Gemma Duport (Event Management)
Flight Lietenant Albert Edward Gregory 90th Birthday
Dear Jill, Just to let you know that Albert appreciates very much your good wishes. We had a great day, someone made a cake with a Blenheim on it and the 219 squadron crest, and through a bit of skulduggery on my behalf I managed to get letters of congratulations sent from the Air Chief Marshall, Mayor of Derby, Lord Tebbitt and Prince Charles. He’ll have to wait to make it to 100 before he gets one from the Queen! Theres a pretty good chance of that, he’s still very active, fit and well
Thanks again Nick Gregory
CD Recieved May 4th 2007
Jill: I was pleasantly surprised to receive your great CD today. Wow, that was certainly super fast mailing from merry old England to the good old USA. Thanks for so effectively capturing the music of the period.
Bill Goodman, Newport News, Virginia, USA Re March 3rd 2007 Birthday Party for Neville Clark
Hi Jill and Lewis just a quick email to thank you for a great night at Keyingham they all had a good knees up. You could be hearing from us again as there is talk of putting on a show for the village as a chartity night because it went down that well.
Kind regards Graham and family
Dear Ms. Daniels,
I just happened upon your website this morning. I am a United States Sailor and am far from my home and my family, but your songs bring me so much closer to where I wish I could be. When I was a kid my grandparents and my parents would sing some of the same songs I heard on your website. They are such great songs! Thank you for what you do and keep up the great music. Very respectfully, Robert.
Philip L. Griffiths, Chairman Shustoke Parish Hall Committee.
It was Friday 27th October 2006 that you visited us over at Shustoke Parish Hall and entertained us so wonderfully well that the villagers have not stopped talking about it yet.
On behalf of the Hall Committee and all those attending, may I say a very big thank you for coming and entertaining us, especially as it was only a few hours before that you had returned from Dar Es Salaam, and were somewhat jet lagged. We will invite you again to Shustoke I know we will have a sell out event if you agree to return.
Thank you so much for my CD. (04/10/2006)
It brought back many memories. My wife [ she passed away in January 2006 ] would have loved those old songs.
I was in the navy on d-day. “Harbor Lights’really hit me hard, I left my wife on the shore a few times.
Thank you again–Stanley M. Byrne Nottingham, Maryland USA
God Bless you My name is Nabonazar Cogollo, I am a philosopher and reader from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. And I study anthems and hymns from all countries of the world. Your Rule Britannia´s version made me cry. It´s too beautiful and sollemnous. I think why that marvellous song is not the UK National Anthem?? During an annual celebration of the Colchester Tattoo (1955, prox.) the participant bands of the Royal Navy played a quik version of the Colombian National Anthem, previous auctorization from my government. That was great! and great is the Rule Britannia sang by you. Congrats. May I pay the CD? Thanks
Jill, (26/06/2006) A very big thank you for your contribution to the success of Saturday’s ’40s Day in Alton.
Everyone agreed that it was much more fun than previous events and I heard lots of compliments about your singing. The event received coverage on Meridian news bulletins on GMTV this morning and again on the lunchtime news and the Alton Herald is planning a 2-page spread of photos this week. Attached is a photo my wife took of you – I’m sure you have plenty already but here is another for your collection! Thanks again for making it such a lovely day! — Regards, Vernon Pearce
Thank you for your wonderful website.
I’m providing the music for a radio play “Ruggles of Red Gap” starring Michael York to be performed live in front of an audience in Hollywood, California and recorded for broadcast on XM radio. The director asked me to use “There’ll Always Be An England” for certain scenes and musical bridges and I was not familiar with the song. Finding it on your site was a godsend! Wish you were here in the US so we could work together! Your show sounds wonderful!! Best wishes! Jay
Dear Jill (15/05/2006)
On behalf of the Volunteer Centre North Warwickshire, I would like to thank you for your involvement in our WWII Event at Purley Chase Golf Club on Friday 2nd June 2006. The evening was a great success and we look forward to hopefully working with you again in the future.
Yours sincerely. Mavis Basset/Chair
Dear Jill, (14/05/2006)
I have been very fortunate to discover and purchase your Hits of the Blitz CD. I am a local Parish Councillor and we are holding a tea for over 80 yr olds this Saturday to celebrate the Queen’s 80th birthday. We are going to use your CD for the guests to sing along to. However we would desperately like to include Rule Britannia, which of course is not on the CD that we have.
Although I have tried to download it, I do not have sophisticated equipment and therefore, cannot do it properly. My reason for this e-mail is to enquire whether you have a recording that can be bought and,if so, if there is any way I can obtain it by Saturday? I would be grateful for an urgent reply by e-mail or telephone. Thank you for the fabulous CD that we have. Yours very sincerely. Dorothy Harvey
(a Special CD was made and sent special delivery)
RE:St Margarets Church Jenkin Rd Brightside 80th Birthday 27th May 2006
Dear Jill and Lewis, Just a little note to thank you for an unforgettable evening on Mum and Dad’s anniversary and Mum’s birthday. They were both over the moon and can’t stop talking about it and people that came said how lovely and different it was. Thank you Jill for the extra time you sang – and thank you both for being so lovely. The party would not have had the lovely atmosphere it had without you both. I am sending you a couple of pictures for your scrapbook. I am sure we will see you again next year at George’s 80 birthday (my uncle) Until then look after yourselves and thank you again for making it such a good night. Love from Gill and Jen and family.
Good evening Email: Recieved 9.43 GMT 19/04/2006
I received your CD today and I am very happy with it. I am writing to tell you that I was surprised to see where this CD came from. In the 1960s I lived in Sylvan Way LFE as I was in the County Police Force at the time. I ordered the CD to play at my sister’s 60 wedding anniversary. In 1946 she married an RAF Flight Sergeant Navigator who she met while he was stationed Braunstone and Desford air bases. It really is a small world isn’t it. Thanks for the CD I look forward to playing it to them
John Cooper Australia
11th April 2006 from Philips Electronics Pensioners Association
Dear Jill, I cannot believe that it is 6 months since you entertained so wonderfully, the PEPA members at Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green or that it has taken us that amount of time to have the photographs printed. However Keith Smithers has now ‘reeled’ them off you might say and there are some particularly good shots of you in concert. Will you please accept the enclosed with the thanks of PEPA wishing you every success for the future with Your excellent show.
Tony Slaymaker. Chairman,PEPA Reunion Committee.
20th February 2006
Hi Jill & Lewis,
Hope you had a good journey home, you must have been exhausted by the time you got back. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening, we really enjoyed it, the amount of people who came up to us the next day and said how much they enjoyed it and what a lovely voice you had Jill. Well done.
Will send you some pictures as soon as I get them developed, look after yourselves and thank you once again for turning a good evening into a great night!
Mick and Christine Dunlop
5th December 2005
I just wanted to write and thank you for your wonderful performance on Saturday night for my 40th Birthday Party. I know it was only a small venue, but your show was terrific.
I have had non-stop compliments about the evening, everyone had a thoroughly good time. Most importantly, my Gran (who turned 92 last week) sang her heart out, bless her and said she had never enjoyed anything so much for a long time. Its thanks to her I have a love of those songs and that era. I spent alot of my childhood singing along with her. I can only thank my best friend Lisa for arranging this “surprise” for me.
All the best,
Elaine Neal (Tugby, Leicestershire)
6th November 2005
I have just received your letter with photographs taken at Morecambe Ex-Servicemens Club For the first time in my advancing years I have become a “Groupie” (smiles), but the fact is, and to explain my enthusiasm and appreciation, in my opinion no artiste can compare with the personality and style of your performance – even a thousand times better than dear Dame Vera, which reminds me to tell you that I/we obtained the Fred Vogels Thanksgiving ball video DVD taken at the Ramada hotel Maidsone.
I fully support and appreciate the tributes of people like yourself, as outlined in the End of WWII 60th Anniversary Commemoration leaflet. Having an uncle who returned from WWI army service minus his right arm, and a cousin RAMC para trouper who lost an eye at Arnhem during WWII I shall shortly have developed the film containing several shots taken during the evenings 10 and 11 September and will send copies to you Meanwhile thank you both so much for the entertainment you gave us at Morecambe Ex Servicemens Club, Jack and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.
Sincerely Jean and Jack
Re 2nd September 2005
We would like to thank you for coming to Newcastleton and giving such a wonderful performance. It was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone and was a great start to our weekend of events. Thanks to you and Lewis for such a great night
Regards and best wishes
Royal British Legion Scotland
Liddesdale Branch Newcastleton Scotland
July 2005 From Caroline Barnes, Berkhamsted Collegiate School Re: VE.Ball
I just wanted to write and thank you for helping to make our VE night such a memorable occasion.You really managed to create a fabulous atmosphere and some of the photographs taken show how much people enjoyed themselves. Even I was caught on camera waving a flag! You set the scene perfectly for the hand over to Chris Smith and by doing those few numbers together the hand over between the two of you was seamless. Thanks once again to you and Lewis for helping to create such a wonderful evening.
JUNE 2005, Re Show 26th June at Harrow Attended by HRH The Duke of Gloucester
Thank you so much for a fabulously rousing performance on Sunday. You went down a storm and created a wonderful atmosphere. I hope you enjoyed it – We have had such positive feedback here. Thanks again!
Claire McGill, Harrow Council
19th June 2005
Jill, I want you to know how much pleasure I am getting from your CD, “HITS OF THE BLITZ”. The songs bring back memories of the music I heard as a child during WWII.
Robert Marks, Williston, Vermont, USA.
19th June 2005
Just a note to acknowledge receipt of your CD, “Hits OF The Blitz,” and to say how pleased I am with the selection of songs and your lovely performance of each.
If I could wish that you had the technical support of a major recording studio and/or a full Big Band from the time,I’d only be wishing for excellence to be better.
I hope you may yet get the recognition your gift and efforts have earned, You are now high on my list of personal favorites.
Should you make any further recordings, please include me in any announcement you may care to make to your customers and admirers for I shall certainly remain both.
Thanking you again for all your efforts on my behalf, and the service you do to these wonderful songs, I remain Most Sincerely Yours,
Patrick R. Wilson
From Alastair Dutch Re:Ramada Hotel Maidstone 30th April 2005
Let me thank you again for turning in such a great performance You were excellent and we have heard many kind words about you. Well done. I hope that Bonnie Scotland went well
I am sure it did we Scots know a good thing when we see it!
Best wishes Jill,
Take care of yourself.
Just wanted to say thankyou for Saturday, the party was a huge success and you played a big part in that.
13th May 2005
NOBODY CAN SING THOSE SONGS LIKE YOU…….. THANKS I WAS IN THAT WAR…….
ANDY DEUS LOGABVILLE, ga. USA
Hi Jill, 29/04/2005
Many thanks for your quick response, I look forward to listening to your CD. It’s nice to know that there is someone out there who keeps the ‘British Bulldog’spirit
alive with the music that carried our parents and grandparents through the war. I hope that I will get to see you perform live one day. We often have singalongs in my local (a mixture of old and not so old) and it would be great to book someone like yourself for an evening.
Keep up the wonderful repertoire!
Best wishes and hope you had a good trip
17 April 2005 Masonic Hall Blackburn.
Just a quick email to say thank you for the excellent way in which you entertained us last night. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed it and the evening was a great success.
Once again thank you for such a wonderful night.
Regards, Darren & Kim.
8th March 2005
ON BEHALF OF THE GREENFIELDS OVER 60s CLUB I MUST SAY A HUGE THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL AFTERNOON YOU GAVE US AT WYASTON ON MARCH 1ST. IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST AFTERNOONS WE HAVE HAD FOR A LONG LONG TIME AND EVERYONE IS FULL OF PRAISE FOR YOU.
I SINCERELY HOPE WE HAVE THE PLEASURE OF HEARING YOU SING AGAIN.
LOVE AND BEST WISHES FOR YOUR FUTURE
I received your Cd last week. As I’m a frenchie I can’t understand all the words, nonetheless I ‘d like to congratulate you for your wonderful voice….
Hope you will have a lot of shows this year and after….
a Frenchie fan.
Re Guildhall Hull 10th/02/2005.
Hi,Jill your show was fab, hope you like the photo,you brought back so many memories, all the best for the future Harry.x
Hello! My name is Scott Bogan and I live in the United States. More specifically, Westfield, Indiana.
I want to let you know that I have greatly enjoyed your music!
I recently wanted to listen to British patriotic music and came across your site.
What beautiful music! It makes me proud of the fact that not only am I an American but also share in the history of your wonderful country.
As we both know, your history is also our history. Thanks for the music and thanks for the loyalty and friendship (plus kinship) of your nation!
Party for Brian Deakin 70th Birthday Hatfield Nr Doncaster
Hi Jill & Lewis, sorry it has taken me so long to thank you and to send pictures as promised, I have had a terrible cough and cold since the party so have been taking it easy.
We had a wonderful time with your help it went really well and Brian will remember it forever. I hope you like the pictures and hope I haven’t sent to many.
I have had one or two people ask about you and I have given them your e-mail address etc. Sunday lunch is almost ready so better go, love to you both and thank you again.
Dear Jill,Thank you for the lovely email, we are pleased that the vets enjoyed the show.
We are actually on our honeymoon in the med as I type this, but will re-book you for next year and your partner for D.J. Thank you so much for coming to Morecambe. Back to the honeymoon………….. All the best : Marie and Steve Tyson, Poulton Heritage
Hello Jill. Stan & I, The Past Its (Well & Truly) followed you on stage today.
I just want you to know that I enjoyed your show. All the old war songs took me back to the 1940s. I was 11 years of age when the war started so it all played a very important part in my life. When I was 16, and at a difficult time of development, my brother was killed after the Normandy Invasion. He left behind his wife and two children: 1 and 3 years of age.
It was a terrible period of my life. I thought of my brother as you were on stage. You looked as if you thoroughly enjoyed singing all the old songs. Many, many thanks. And thanks for the photo, I will use in the next George Formby Newsletter. Cheers, Stan Evans.
Re Spirit Concert. 2004
Congratulations on your segment of show -it was great- and thanks for helping out with everything else. I guess you’ll be doubly busy next year!! Richard Price Spirit Concert Alscot, Stratford upon Avon
Jill Many thanks for your wonderful performance yesterday and for the contribution you made towards the great success of the day. I’ve heard nothing but praise for your singing and Celia was sitting next to 2 old ladies who were crying at one stage during your performance! (….and it wasn’t because your singing was bad!) Good luck with your career in the future and we may see you again next year!
Regards, Vernon Pearce
Alton Town Initiatives Manager
28/5/2004 Email From: Clive Bassett-Host Hilton Special Events D-Day Weekend.
Greetings Jill, Just a short line to thank you very much indeed for your excellent performance at last weekends D-Day evening in the Royal Naval Museum at Portsmouth.
I am delighted to tell you that the evening received much praise from our clients, especially your wonderful singing and entertainment, along with fine accompaniment from Lewis.
Hopefully “we’ll meet again”, until then I send you my thanks, appreciation and best wishes,
Clive Bassett-Host Hilton Special Events D-Day Weekend.
12/5/2004 Email from Morton Goodman N.Y.C, USA. RE CD.
Dear Ms. Daniels,
I just listened to your “Hits of the Blitz” CD. Thank you. It was a pleasure! It’s really nice to hear music of this sort instead of much of what is being put forth today. I really want to thank you for recording this CD.
Extract from email dated 10/5/2004 RE Show at PELSALL
St Michaels Church Hall Pelsall nr. Walsall West Midlands.
Thank you Jill, it was a super night and I will arrange for some photographs to be sent as soon as they are ready. Look forward to speaking with you soon.
God Bless Garry.
Garry Perry Wallsall district Councilor
Extract from email dated 30/6/2003 RE SHOW AT PORTSMOUTH
Thank you very much for your kind words – I will certainly pass them on to all of the team. May I thank you for your co operation It really was greatly appreciated. Your show went down an absolute storm and all of the audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Great news about Chris getting in touch and thank you for putting the link to both sites on your website. I will be sure to keep your details on file and hopefully we will see you again in the near future.
Very Best Wishes
From Pauline Spencer
(Leisure Services.Portsmouth City Council)
(Chertsey Surrey) Themed ‘1945 Blitz’ Dance Evening
The Committee organised a themed ‘1945 Blitz’ Dinner Dance on Saturday 8th March 2003. Everyone had a fantastic evening, dancing to ‘hits of the blitz’ by Jill Daniels, to view some of the photographs taken on the night . Our charitable auction, run by Wellers Auctioneers, raised a massive £1,095.00. The Chertsey Chamber of Commerce are pleased to donate £273.75 each to Milly’s Fund and the Rainbow Trust. A Very Big Thank You to everyone that supported our Charitable Event.
Queens Hall Day Centre, Wellingborough,Dear Jill,
Many thanks for your letter of confirmation for 4th January 2002, Thats great you can come. Everyone really enjoyed thmselves at the Tea Party. Glad you did too.
A lot said it was one of the best parties we’d ever laid on. Thats a great compliment for you! I will be in touch nearer the day.
Letter dated 9/7/2001 From Carol Benfield To Jill Daniels re Entertainment for Pensioners Day Centre
My name is Archie Cairns and I am the Webmaster of the 260 Signal Squadron (SAM) Royal Signals Association website. I understand from our Secretary Mr Roy Andrews that you will be providing the entertainment at our 25th Anniversary Reunion in April 2002. I have just visited your website and I would just like to say that I enjoyed listening to your sample mp3 files. With your permission I would like to download your photograph named singer9k.jpg Jill Daniels The Singer for all Occasions to use on our website with a link back to your website. We are currently trying to trace over 200 ex-members of our Squadron which we hope will be able to attend our reunion in April. Roy and his wife Pat were at the Malta Libya Signals Reunion at the weekend and they have been telling me how much they enjoyed your performance at Loughbourgh. I am looking forward to the reunion in April and even more so after listening to Roy and Pat’s description of your show.
Email recieved 22/4/2002 from Mick Cross ent sec Burghley square Club Peterborough.
Dear Jill, just to say thank’s for a very good performance on saturday night. I hope you enjoyed coming to our club, by the amount of members on the dance floor they must have had a good night. I have had a look on your web site thought it was very good. Will let you know about the 40’s night on the 19th October.
Regards Mick Cross (Burghley Square Club)
Thank you for your letter regarding my birthday party, on Friday October 25th 2002. It was a pleasure to have you entertain me and my friends. I hope to book you again, please let me know where you will be appearing whether in the Leicester area or not. I will travel the country to see you wherever you are. so let me know the places and clubs you will be appearing at. I look forward to seeing you in the near future and I hope to see you at Lutterworth in December
Please find the details as promised about the Puppet Festival,thank you once again for the entertainment you gave us at the University SAGA group,hope all goes well for you in the future,keep up the good work.
Rita & Peter Wilson
RE: PARTY (Burghley Square Club) 2003 HI JILL THANKS FOR ANOTHER GOOD NIGHT. REGARDING MY DAD YOU HAVE MADE AN OLD MAN VERY HAPPY.
LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOMETIME NEXT YEAR CHEERS FOR NOW
Good morning Jill and Lewis,(29/11/2003) hope you had a good trip back home. Thanks for a great evening which I am sure was enjoyed by all, it was a refreshing change.
Hope to be able to book you again sometime in the New Year (Wendy’s dept.)
All the best.
Beryl and Roy Hartford (Corsham British Legion Club Wiltshire)
6th January 2004 from Anne George, re Dads 80th Birthday at Brackley Town Hall
Our warmest thanks to you and Lewis for helping to make dad’s party go off so well. Everyone is raving about it, the food, the company and of course the entertainment! We all had a great evening and one that will be remembered for such a long time. I am so glad I found your website and were able to book you for the night. You went down a storm and everyone has been asking about you and where I found you etc. We know you were working but really hope you enjoyed the evening too. Have attached a photo of you both with dad and will be able to send a few more just as soon as I have been through them all. Some of the photos are brilliant, showing everyone waving flags etc -really colourful and patriotic.
All the best for now.
Thank you so much for writing me back. I know how busy you must be. I am not very good at searching the internet. I am glad I found your link. Jill, you have a beautiful voice. God really blessed you. Nobody can sing that song like you. The song will be on the message board for our little pageant girls to hear. You will be singing, oh you beautiful doll to them.
The sample is up there now and I will order the CD from you if you will be kind enough to tell me US dollar and shipping amounts, and then we will add it to the website with credit to you.