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1927: Umbrella (Frothblower and Mustard) wins


A Hove family spent a profitable evening at a dance on Wednesday evening promoted by the Cuckfield Dance Committee in the Queen’s Hall to conclude their successful season. Five prizes were offered for fancy dresses, and the first three awards went to Mrs Goodwin, her son and daughter, who came from the south coast town for the function.

The principal organisers were Messrs. H Hammond, K Hillman and CT Lelliott, who were assisted by several friends, and a large company, drawn from all parts of Mid-Sussex and beyond, spent an enjoyable evening. Music was provided by the Southern Orchestra (Brighton), and Gibson's Orchestra (Haywards Heath), and the non-stop programme continued until two o'clock on Thursday morning.

Mr. CT Lelliott carried out the duties of MC in his usual able manner. The costume judges were Mr and Mrs P Cowen (Cuckfield)l and Mr and Mrs Barker (Warninglid), and their task not difficult owing to the small number on parade and the outstanding merit of those awarded the prizes. Mrs Cowen distributed the gifts as follows:

1st, butter dish. Mrs. Goodwin, Hove (Frothblower and Mustard Club)

2nd, umbrella, Miss Goodwin. Hove (Strawberries and Cream)

3rd, dressing table tidy. Master Goodwin. Hove (Telephone).

The remaining two prizes were awarded to the following, owing to the absence of gentlemen in costume: Walking stick, Miss Doris Tunbridge, Haywards Heath (Hawaiian Girl) and cigarette case. Miss Knight, Cuckfield (Licences).

A foxtrot competition was won by Mr S Terry (trousers' press) and Miss Ivy Cook (string of pearls), both dancers coming from Haywards Heath. Light refreshments were served during the evening by Mr TP Lelliott, Mr W Lelliott and Mrs Knight.

Mid Sussex Times 17 May 1927

Photo: Path of Umbrellas at Miracle Garden, Dubai. Wikimedia public domain image.

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.


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