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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 …

Bah Humbug… Part III
Sunday, 6 Dec, 2009 – 12:32 | One Comment
Bah Humbug… Part III

Christmas 1991 now, and again the Yorkshire Area Christmas Dance was held at Castleford Town Hall. The main function room there is a big wide room place with a stage along one side and a …

Bah Humbug… Part II
Tuesday, 1 Dec, 2009 – 21:10 | No Comment
Bah Humbug… Part II

Christmas 1993, and the Waffledale group’s Christmas Meal is the feast for this posting. The venue was a restaurant up in Tong, which I can’t remember the name of at all.
It was a typical Christmas …

Bah Humbug… Part I
Saturday, 28 Nov, 2009 – 19:14 | One Comment
Bah Humbug… Part I

It’s getting near Christmas so I thought I’d put in a few festive posts… the first set of photographs I found came from the Yorkshire Area Christmas Dance of 1990, held in Castleford Town Hall …

Gazza Speed’s Babies
Tuesday, 24 Nov, 2009 – 23:25 | No Comment
Gazza Speed’s Babies

I’ve mentioned Nicholson House before, the former headquarters of the 18 Plus Federation in Newent, Gloucester.
For several years we used to go down and stay there, here’s a few pictures recording the antics of our …

Bashing the balls
Tuesday, 10 Nov, 2009 – 0:19 | No Comment
Bashing the balls

Of course, we didn’t always spend our time in drunken debauchery, sometimes we did more gentle things… One Sunday back in 1991 we went to the National Trust property at Beningborough Hall near York for …

Bonfires, Fireworks & Marigolds
Saturday, 7 Nov, 2009 – 0:09 | One Comment
Bonfires, Fireworks & Marigolds

Top Farm near Wakefield was a venue we used several times in the late 1980’s, mainly for the JAC weekend camping events, but in 1988 it also hosted the Yorkshire Area Bonfire Bop.
Back in 1987 …

Airbeds, Car ‘Washing’ and Crazy Golf
Wednesday, 4 Nov, 2009 – 20:16 | One Comment
Airbeds, Car ‘Washing’ and Crazy Golf

For some reason almost all the Waffledale group were, if not keen, then at least willing to go camping.  Which was good cos there were a lot of camping events to go to… this particular …

New Years Eve, 1988-89
Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 – 22:39 | One Comment
New Years Eve, 1988-89

Another random packet of photographs pulled from the drawer and this time it’s the ’88-’89 New Years Eve Dance
As I recall we used to have great NYE dances, this was the second one that was …

We sing our song, the bucket of water song…
Thursday, 22 Oct, 2009 – 23:41 | No Comment
We sing our song, the bucket of water song…

This is the song we lovers of water sing,
We can’t go wrong we’re happy as a King,
We beat the drum as we march along,
We crash the cymbal and bang the gong,
We sing our song The …

Watery Vodka – and a Chip Fight
Wednesday, 21 Oct, 2009 – 21:41 | No Comment
Watery Vodka – and a Chip Fight

‘Oh what a night, Late September back in sixty three’…. erm, no… actually ‘Oh what a night, Late June nineteen eighty nine’ – What a very special night. The venue was the Northgate Arena in …

A Gentlemans Evening
Friday, 16 Oct, 2009 – 22:01 | One Comment
A Gentlemans Evening

Twenty years ago this week two of the Waffledalers, Nelly & Sherry got married. I will cover weddings in a future post, but what I want to reminisce upon today is the Gentlemans Evening we …