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WASH 1993

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WASH 1993

The Tenth Anniversary… and the only ‘Tin’ in sight was the tins of lager in the Wharfedale caravan !
In 1993 the dates for WASH moved from Mid October to the first Friday in November, three weeks later in the year. This meant that it was after the clocks went back, so you arrived in the dark, and the weather was generally colder and more inclement. But it did bring about the chance for Plussers to visit the Hunstanton Bonfire and firework display on Saturday teatime. An excursion popular with some people but one I managed to avoid for 13 years until 2006 when I was forced into going. Well, you could see the aerial fireworks from the campsite, where you could remain warm and dry inside your caravan !


What I say…

I don’t have a copy of Plus News for Spring 1994 so I haven’t got the Committee review to put in here (if anyone has a copy that they can scan the relevant part of and email it to me I’d be most grateful to include it here)

The Commitments 1993's WASH Film

The Commitments 1993's WASH Film

From what I can remember WASH ’93 went along similar lines to all the other WASH’s (no suprise there really). There was a strange mix of entertainment from the chart topping sounds of Technotronic, who got everybody up on the floor and dancing, to the ‘revival’ of the seventies novelty band Lieutenant Pigeon, who didn’t get anybody up on the floor and dancing (I remember them being on Top of the Pops in 1972 and they had band leader Rob Woodwards grey haired mother Hilda doing a Mrs Mills like turn on the piano… at least WASH was spared that). Sunday nights band Rage were memorable only for their use of laser lighting effects while they played their ‘hit’ a dance cover version of Bryan Adams Run to You.
I think that the entertainment must have got changed late in the day because in the ’95 booklet it says that Capella played WASH ’93 but there is no mention of them in the booklet. Not that I can remember them being on either (Capella were another run of the mill dance act who had a couple of hits with ‘U got to know’ and ‘Be my Baby’ in 1993)

I think WASH ’93 can be summed up as just the same as all the rest and a good time was had by all !

One of the quieter after dance parties
featuring various members of Wharfedale, Knotty Ash, Sheffield & Doncaster groups

Searles Pool tables are always a popular attraction.
Lorraine from Harrogate, in the excitement of winning forgets that your supposed to strike the white ball with the cue, not the black !

A funny thing happened…

The chip shop on Searles site has long been a source of nourishment and sustenance for the hungry Plusser at WASH, it really comes into it’s own after the dances finish and queues rapidly form outside of Plussers desperate for a high calorie greasy snack before bedtime. Once when we were really hungry Mandy and I got out of the venue quickly and got to the chip shop for Chips and Curry sauce before much of a queue had formed, after these were consumed we hung around chatting to people until the queue had just about gone and the security staff were coming in for a final feed before the shop closed, then we had a second load of chips and curry sauce (well we were very hungry !)
One of the benefits of being around a long time and going to lots of events is that you get to know lots of people, this really comes into it’s own at WASH in the chip shop queue, especially when it’s raining. Another time rather than stand outside in the queue in the rain Mandy and I went in through the out door and sat at the table and every second person in the queue was somebody one of us knew, so we persuaded one of these to buy us chips and curry sauce, thus avoiding both the queuing and the weather.

wash chippy
The ‘Chippy’ – not the best Fish and Chip shop in the world…
it’s a good job we’d all had plenty of sterilising alcohol, that probably saved us from food poisoning.

It’s amazing what you see
if you hang around outside the ladies toilets long enough

Wherever a group of 18 Plussers get together they will sit down
and dance to ‘Oops Upside Your Head’. . .

. . . And end the evening dancing to ‘New York, New York’

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