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Bury St Edmunds Nostalgia - Brandon pensioner surprised with VIP trip to Theatre Royal



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In today's nostalgia we transport back to 1997 when a pensioner found out that dreams really do come true.

Harold Whitely and his wife Pamela, of Brandon, were treated to a surprise VIP trip to Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream ballet.

Harold, 83 at the time, was first bitten by the ballet bug 60 years ago when he saw a performance at Manchester Hippodrome.

In today's nostalgia we go back to 1997 when a Brandon pensioner was surprised with a VIP trip to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream ballet at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
In today's nostalgia we go back to 1997 when a Brandon pensioner was surprised with a VIP trip to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream ballet at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

The special trip was arranged by staff at Brandon Park Nursing Home, where Harold was living, as part of the 'dreams come true' scheme.

He said: "I think I now have an idea of what it must be like to be royalty. It was wonderful - a beautifully organised surprise."