Dance hall bliss returns
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!”
Reminiscing: Gloria Geeves and Ron Sorensen at the Mossman Shire Hall (inset) Beryl Milton (nee Reynolds) dancing with Ron Sorensen