Sea Fest has spirit of Red Lichtie

To start off this year's Sea Fest on Friday Arbroath Time Themes dressd up in 40's clothing and with the aid of the Predator toured around the harbour singing music from that era.
To start off this year's Sea Fest on Friday Arbroath Time Themes dressd up in 40's clothing and with the aid of the Predator toured around the harbour singing music from that era.

ARBROATH Abbey Timethemes were almost unrecognisable this weekend as they swapped eras for Sea Fest.

As a mark of respect for the 70th anniversary of the Red Lichtie Spitfire, the Abbey Timethemes contribution to Sea Fest this year was to take audiences on a musical journey back to WWII.

Swapping battle armour for gas masks and tin hats the group kicked off the Sea Fest celebrations on Friday when they were given a tour around Arbroath Harbour onboard the Predator.

To top it all off, they gave a quick preview of their Sunday show by singing a few wartime classics as they sailed.

On Sunday afternoon Arbroath Abbey Timethemes premiered their short musical play ‘Look out! There’s an air raid!’ on the main stage at Beacon Green.

There the mixture of authentically dressed World War Two characters told a fictional story of the Red Lichtie chasing off a Luftwaffe raid on Arbroath Harbour.

Interspersed with the plot was a medley of favourites including ‘We’re going to hang out the washing on the Siegfried Line’, ‘Roll out the barrel’ and ‘We’ll meet again’.