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1) Dutchie  Male
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Monday, 16 October 2017 07:35 Write a comment

Hello everybody from Folkestone,

I am from the Netherlands and browsing through some of the photos from my deceased grandfather I found an interesting one. He apparently participated in a "dance match" held in Folkestone in 1951.
The photograph shows a large advertisement reading "Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone represented by Barbara Morley's team Vs. The Hague".

My grandfather was from The Hague, The Netherlands.

The ad further reads: "Adjudicators include Guy Howard and Stella Williams - Friday 3rd August, 1951. Leslie Baker and his Music with Joyce Clark".

It would be great if somebody has more info about this event, I am guessing dance events like this one were held more often in your town. I am hoping pictures from that day survived the test of time showing my grandfather..

many thanks in advance.

Paul Seward Wednesday, 1 November 2017 08:14
Goedenmiddag Dutchie

Sadly I could not find any pictures. What I can tell you is that the event was part of the Farewell Dance at the end of a week of cultural exchange organised for 160 guests from Middelburg by the Folkestone Branch of the All Nations Sports and Cultural Organisation. As you say, the Folkestone team was led by Barbara Morley, the team from The Hague being led by Johannes Constandse.

Christine - site owner Saturday, 11 November 2017 10:59
Hi Dutchy, I asked on your behalf on a Folkestone page on Facebook, and a scan of newspaper clippings were shown to me by Hilary Casey, whose mother used to take part. Not as good as a photo, but next best thing. I will send it to you by e-mail.
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