This week's prompt invites us to put on a show and take to the stage. I have nothing particularly historical I my collection, but here is a photograph of my mother dressed up - for what? I have no idea!
Below is a prelude to an outdoor stage performance at the village gala day at Staining, near Blackpool in the 1950's/ But it was raining, so we gathered in the church hall for a photograph. I am the little one of the junior dancers fifth back on the left. We were obviously very well trained, all standing the same way - feet together and skirts held out at the same angle.
Our dresses were apple greens satin, with silver cardboard headdresses and our shepherd crooks garlanded with crepe paper flowers. For me, the worst aspect was the torture the night before of having my hair put into rags, in the hope I would end up with ringlets the next day.
My favourite "Pirates of Penzance" - and my last production
The shows were such great fun to take part in and look back on -
I wouldn't have missed them for the worlds .
And I can still remember so much of the words and music!
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