The November meeting of Crewkerne & District U3A was transformed into a cabaret, with a dazzling performance by local celebrity Jan McNeill. The popular singer and entertainer whose showbiz career saw her singing with stars such as Cliff Richard, Lionel Richie, Shirley Bassey, Matt Monro and many others, entertained the audience at the George Reynolds Centre with songs interspersed with anecdotes from her time working in the clubs and on cruise ships.

Jan kept in touch with many of the stars she met, becoming live-long friends of Sir Cliff Richard and Dame Shirley Bassey to name just a few. Her recent performance at the U3A’s monthly meeting in Crewkerne, included a selection of popular songs associated with Dame Shirley. Jan also brought along items of memorabilia linked with her long and successful career and chatted afterwards with members about the treasured photographs and souvenirs and what they mean to her. Crewkerne & District U3A Chairperson Sheila Seymour said: “It was showtime and Jan seemed to enjoy herself just as much as we did. The place was packed and she gave us great entertainment.”

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