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Tea for two at the interval and collecting up the empties at local community dance

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: June 14, 2014

  • It's a well earned cup of tea and a piece a cake for the dancers during the interval at Wordsley's old Community Centre back in the 1950s

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HERE as promised from last week are the two remaining photographs that were taken back in the 1950s at the old Community Centre in Wordsley, the former Wordsley School of Art and Technical Institute, when local folk used to gather regularly for the village dance.

There may well be people you can recognise, faces that seem familiar. Were you a regular on the dance floor in what was certainly a more sedate and serene period before the age of rock and roll swept gentility aside, and television began to dominate those cherished moments of spare time?

It's a shame the age of colour film hadn't been invented to show off the delightful dance frocks the women were wearing; tiaras as well.

The Art School had a ground floor where all the refreshments were served, and on the first floor was situated the dance floor, which according to Mary Skidmore, who provided us with the pictures, was a terrific surface on which to waltz or fox-trot, etc.

If you can help with a name or two, please contact Bugle House on 01384 567678 or email jworkman@blackcountrybugle.co.uk, and together with last week's two pictures we will try to formulate a roll call.

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