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Silver Jubilee celebrations (8 of 9) - Fancy dress
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Silver Jubilee celebrations (8 of 9) - Fancy dress

As seemed to be traditional in those days, any worthwhile celebration involved a fancy dress competition and mothers took to their sewing machines to dress up their children, whether they liked it or not!
There seems to be a good number of children parading in a circle at the Silver Jubilee celebrations so that the judges can chose the winners.
In the above picture, I can only name my daughter, Alison, dressed as as a Hula girl in a grass skirt.
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Select Open Document for another picture of the fancy dress parade. Standing next to the Hula girl is my son, Darren, cleverly disguised as Gnasher. For those who did not subscribe to the Beano, Gnasher was Dennis the Menace’s dog.
The original plan for Alison was for her to wear sandals or go bare-footed. However the weather forecast suggested rain so she became the only person ever to wear wellies with a grass skirt!
Please can anyone supply more names?

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Picture added on 01 August 2016 at 20:52
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The plan was that I would go as Gnasher and David Atkin would be Dennis the Menace; but he turned up as a pirate, I think.
Added by Darren Ray on 11 August 2016
I can spot my nephew, Matthew Burberry, in glasses, right foreground, facing Ricky Cheesman, with his back to camera.
Added by Tim Sired on 11 August 2016
In the other picture, Paul Dowzer is the artist with an easel, Tiffany Pearce is a Pierrot (I think) and Beryl Sprigg is a Red Indian.
In this picture you can see Beryl Sprigg and behind her with a high collar is me (Sam Gordon) dressed as Elizabeth I.
Added by Sam Butler (née Gordon) on 15 August 2016
I have also just spotted Rebecca Falvey dressed in Welsh National costume (they lived next door to the Mellishes in the Horsham Road if I remember rightly) and Nicola Musgrave from Slaugham dressed as a black cat.
Added by Sam Butler (née Gordon) on 15 August 2016
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