Autumn Weekend Eastbourne Report
We were blessed with some unseasonable warm and sunny weather for our Autumn Weekend
in Eastbourne. Once everyone had settled into their clean and comfortable bedrooms,
had been served a very tasty evening meal you could sense the excitement building
for our first evening of Old Time dancing in the very attractive ballroom of the
town hall, the reason being that our leaders were our very own Golden Girls, Joy
Lewis and Wendy Cosh dressed in full black evening skirts with matching blouses in
shades of black and blues embellished with white gardenia type flowers certainly
did not disappoint. They dance with real poise and elegance their lovely smiles never
leaving their faces. Everyone was in awe and the evening ended to rapturous applause.
On Saturday morning we held a very well attended A.G.M in the very comfortable entertainment
room, 60 plus members attending. After the usual preliminaries Linda Fouracres was
invited to join the committee. I would like to congratulate her on her appointment
and reassure her that she will be working alongside a great group of people whose
sole aim and objective is the preservation and promotion of Old Time dancing at it's
very best. There were some lively and informative discussions held before closing
the meeting, details of which you will be able to read in the minutes which will
be made available to your area reps.Our post A.G.M ball is historically in the remit
of your chairman and so it was that Grahame Baldwin accompanied by his wife Bernice
(events coordinator) took the floor. They did us proud effortlessly demonstrating
their extensive and varied repertoire of Old Time. Their expertise really shone through.
Grahame sported a black evening suit and Bernice a black evening skirt topped with
a pretty pale blue camisole and blouse. A large raffle was held which raised £190.00.
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and donated prizes.
Sunday after suffering a very traumatic, almost life threatening incident the previous
evening, all in the line of duty, resulting in horrific injuries that could result
in spoiling his youthful good looks for ever, a very brave and heroic Nigel Carter
was our leader. He was supported by his artistically talented wife Hilary. He was
in evening attire and Hilary wore a royal blue pleated skirt with contrasting blue
and white top. They quickly settled into their stride, Nigel has a particular line
in banter loosely based on the North South devide. He also has a great rapport with
our music maker for the weekend Mr. David Ingley. It was a fantastic evening finishing
a superb weekend of dancing.David had played superbly for the whole event.