Dance hall bliss re­turns

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

and I wish they were still run­ning today be­cause they were great so­cial events and we had a lot of fun and we had themed dances such as Hawai­ian nights, sup­per nights and gala nights where the guys would all get dressed up in their tuxe­does and the girls in their stun­ning gowns and ev­ery­one looked bril­liant.

“This was also the era when you were at the dances, the men had to wear a sin­gle white glove - we made it fash­ion­able long be­fore Michael Jack­son caught on - or place a white hand­ker­chief on the woman’s back where you held her while danc­ing - heady days.

“As well as the hun­dreds of peo­ple that would turn up to our dances we had a cou­ple of Miss Aus­tralia win­ners join us and one of them, Rosemary Fen­ton, mar­ried the leader of the Na­tional Party, Ian Sin­clair, af­ter the early death of his first wife Mar­garet Tar­rant.

“Yes, I look back on this pe­riod of my life with very fond mem­o­ries in­deed and I cer­tainly do not want to dis­miss any era of any gen­er­a­tion but it re­ally was “the good old days” for all of us and boy did we rock the joint!”

PIC­TURE DIG­I­TALLY AL­TERED - Main photo by NEIL WEAVERS

Rem­i­nisc­ing: Glo­ria Geeves and Ron Sorensen at the Moss­man Shire Hall (in­set) Beryl Mil­ton (nee Reynolds) danc­ing with Ron Sorensen

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