Wives hit the high notes at the end of the year

FESTIVE The Military Wives at the Crofton Pub
FESTIVE The Military Wives at the Crofton Pub

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PORTSMOUTH Military Wives sang their hearts out for their last meeting of the year.

The women were at the Crofton pub in Fareham in front of friends and family.

The Portsmouth Military Wives Choir has been going for just over a year and has around 80 members.

Alison Lockhart, who lives at Seafield Park in Fareham, is married to Brian who is a serving officer at HMS Sultan.

She was one of the three wives who started the group.

Alison said: ‘We had such a fantastic time.

‘The pub was packed, we couldn’t squeeze any more people in.

‘For the ladies, it was special because the Crofton is near to where we practise and our families came and watched.

‘One of the girl’s husbands flew back that night and surprised her.

‘She didn’t know he was coming. It was so touching.’

The choir sang The Holly and the Ivy and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. They performed military wives hits Wherever You Are and Stronger Together.

The Portsmouth Military Wives includes women of all ages from across the Portsmouth area, including some mothers of serving personnel.