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Bah Humbug… Part I

Submitted by on Saturday, 28 November 2009One Comment

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 (But then, around that time most of the Christmas Dances were !)
Christmas 1990… Cliff topped the charts with Saviour’s Day (his last Christmas Number One), Delia had her ‘Christmas’ series on TV, the top Christmas film at the cinema was Home Alone, and the big Christmas Special on the BBC was All Creatures Great and Small.
I am afraid that I have hardly any recollection of this dance at all, so the photographs will have to speak for themselves.

I guess the festive season and parties are full of Christmas cheer… and so we’ll start off with some of that

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Roger showing the festive spirit, well festive ale anyway, with Linda looking on

Then, at a dance there is obviously dancing

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The Wadd on air guitar… looking a bit suave

Having a good time with friends is important at Christmas

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Cozbert in her party dress
with Nelly behind giving the V for Victor gesture – the Waffledale symbol of maturity

And then there’s the getting dressed up

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It must have been a posh do, everyone was dressed up smart…
Well most everyone but me that is !

At the end of the night there was always the traditional slow dances to allow for a bit of smooching… which often was the time when the ladies toilets were most full of girls as they ran away to hide from the undesirables who had been following them around all night

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Cozbert copping a feel, sorry having a romantic dance
No idea who the bloke is, she doesn’t look too impressed though

But sometimes, even at Plus events you did get the sort of romantic encounters usually only found in films with Hugh Grant as the star…

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The Git and Helen… they had met for the first time about 3 hours earlier
Still they’ve been together ever since…
Who says there’s no such thing as Love at first sight ?

One Comment »

  • Wadd said:

    Good stuff Fil. I do enjoy these trips down memory lane.

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