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Take The Long Way Home
Thursday, 12 Aug, 2010 – 22:00 | No Comment
Take The Long Way Home

Quite often the most entertaining part of our Saturday night excursions wasn’t the dance, but the journey, especially when we were all traveling together in a minibus, this method of transport did take a lot …

Baby, You Can Pull My Car
Monday, 2 Aug, 2010 – 23:35 | No Comment
Baby, You Can Pull My Car

Right, so at some drunken Wharfedale Group Committee Meeting (back in 1989 we held them in the pub, they were more entertaining that way) someone came up with the idea for a publicity stunt that …

… But It’s The Pelvic Thrust…
Saturday, 31 Jul, 2010 – 19:26 | No Comment
… But It’s The Pelvic Thrust…

Another random selection from the past, this time back to 1989 for the Bradford Group Dance, though as I remember it we actually started the activities in the afternoon with a bit of orienteering on …

Caister – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Friday, 2 Apr, 2010 – 20:43 | No Comment
Caister – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

As it’s Easter I think it’s only right and proper that we remember the most stupendous weekends in the world, those spent at Caister. I don’t actually have that many pictures of Caister, I think …

Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Friday, 12 Mar, 2010 – 19:55 | No Comment
Blackpool Pleasure Beach

1989 again this time, and a Summer’s day trip to Blackpool. I have been asked how I remember all these happenings from 20 years ago, and this perhaps is a good case in point… I …

Messing about in boats
Thursday, 4 Mar, 2010 – 23:25 | No Comment
Messing about in boats

Another dip into the past brings us to one of my favourite days that we had back then, Just a day spent messing about in boats. The boats in question were two 20ft barges that …

… Of rafts and clag wagons.
Saturday, 27 Feb, 2010 – 23:11 | No Comment
… Of rafts and clag wagons.

One of the long standing weekend events was the Bedford Raft Race, held on a Lake nearly in the middle of Bedford, and it was a serious competition where the top rafts were precision engineered …

Bah Humbug… Part VIII
Monday, 21 Dec, 2009 – 21:24 | No Comment
Bah Humbug… Part VIII

And so we reach the last of these Festive posts… although Wharfedale closed down at the end of 1994 some of us did get together at Christmas 2001 for a reunion Christmas Meal back at …

Bah Humbug… Part VII
Thursday, 17 Dec, 2009 – 23:25 | No Comment
Bah Humbug… Part VII

Christmas 20 years ago, back in 1989, was the first Yorkshire Area Christmas Dance at the Castleford Civic Centre. I don’t actually remember much about the dance other than what I can glean from the …

Bah Humbug… Part VI
Sunday, 13 Dec, 2009 – 10:41 | No Comment
Bah Humbug… Part VI

The Wharfedale Group Christmas Meal of 1994 was a bit of a sad one, in that it marked the end of the group. We had decided to close down (as under the rules of the …

Bah Humbug… Part V
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 21:36 | No Comment
Bah Humbug… Part V

The Yorkshire Area Christmas Dance of 1988 was held in one of the halls at Bradford University. This is only a short post cos back in 1988 we were on film cameras and you had …

Bah Humbug… Part IV
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 2009 – 18:38 | No Comment
Bah Humbug… Part IV

For the next installment of Wharfedale 18 Plus at Christmas we go to the group Christmas Meal of 1992.
This time we had gone upmarket and were at The Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey. The Devonshire …