Roll back the years in Banbury and relive music from the sixties

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Banbury town mayor Tony Mepham is turning the clock back more than 50 years – to the swinging sixties.

Councillor Mepham and the mayoress, wife Lesley, will go back in time on Saturday, March 19 from 7.30pm to 11pm at the town hall with a night of great music from the fabulous decade.

The evening will raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind and for Radio Horton – the hospital radio station that began life in the sixties.

Back then, the place to be on a Saturday night was the Winter Garden where owner Ethel Usher always provided good live music – and booked some of the biggest stars of the time including Tom Jones and the Rolling Stones.

Cllr Mepham said: “Lesley and me remember the Winter Gardens well and we’re following Mrs Usher’s example of providing good live music by bringing 60’s band The Buddies for our big night.

“March 19 will be a chance for people who also remember the great music of the sixties to relive their youth and at the same time raise money for two good causes.”

Tickets, £15 each, are available from Banbury Town Hall on 01295 250340.