Ladies sparkle and town shows it loves to dance

Winslow Mayor Llew Monger (far left) and guests at the Winslow Ball. Picture: Jeff Crisp
Winslow Mayor Llew Monger (far left) and guests at the Winslow Ball. Picture: Jeff Crisp

WINSLOW showed that it loves to dance, at Saturday night’s hugely successful inaugural Winslow Ball, run by the town’s chamber of trade.

From the moment the music started to ‘carriages’ at 1am, the dancefloor was never empty.

Local firefighter Paul French and his band The Midnight Express received an enthusiastic reception with a perfectly pitched covers collection that had toes of all ages tapping.

Dancers from teenagers to couples in their 70s tripped the light fantastic, and onlookers were treated to some stunning displays of ballroom and Ceroc from light-footed residents.

Ladies sparkled in jewel-bright evening gowns, while organiser Lisa Wright, of Polkadot, and her hardworking team of helpers had achieved the seemingly impossible in transforming the cavernous interior of Winslow Public Hall into a welcoming and intimate space for the night.

When the last exhausted dancers left the venue at 1am, the organisers then had another hour and a half’s work ahead of them clearing out the hall.

Lisa said: “I particularly want to thank Kirsty Herbert and Hermione and Nigel Longton who really, really helped.”

Mayor Llew Monger said: “It was a great night and long overdue as an event for the town. Let’s hope it becomes a regular annual event. Credit has to go to Lisa and her helpers for laying it on.”

The money raised will go towards Christmas lighting for Winslow High Street.