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60's Night with the Consorts

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THE 60’s CHURCH FUNDRAISING EVENING - JUNE 4TH at MELLIS MEMORIAL HALL 

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Photo courtesy of Suffolk Band Archives    http://www.dhsnas.synology.me/sba/index.html

Well, it was a great Saturday night out and quite aptly named a 6O’s night. At a stretch it could have been named a 60’s to 80’s night, but there were some younger faces there including one too young to know what 'Being cool' means.

Led by Barry Dye and the ‘Consorts’ we were taken down memory lane to the  sounds of the 50’s and 60’s where we listened and danced to Buddy Holly, Bill Hailey, Elvis, and the 'Shadows'. For some it conjured up images of slicked back hair, 'Worthington 'E', drainpipe trousers, velvet lapels and fags For others perhaps leather leggings, bomber jackets, motor bikes and fags. The 'Mods' were more refined of course.

OK so the dancing might have been more athletic, but you could bounce better on thick crepe soles. Neither were all the shoulders and knees quite up to judo jiving, but someone was really giving it welly as the evening wore on - even 'attempted' scissor legging. (Bet it was regretted on Sunday morning.)

Anyway it was really enjoyable; almost like those Saturday nights in nearly forgotten dance halls when a kiss was usually the culmination of good night out and not the prelude to it.

So thanks to 'The Consorts' and Barry Dye and Alan for organising the evening and everyone else who helped. 

A total of £725 was raised for Mellis Church

Pete Scott

 

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