THE Garelochhead Station Trust teamed up with Helensburgh and Lomond’s Police Scotland Youth Volunteers to hold a 1940s-themed tea dance at the village’s Gibson Hall community centre.

The audience were treated to delicious afternoon teas served in the interval from dancing to the Gershwin Gang band, with golden oldie songs such as the White Cliffs of Dover sung by Nyah Anderson to accompany the old fashioned elegance with which the food was served.

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T-bar shoes, swing dresses and hair rolls aplenty made this seem like a very definite step back in time, and the youth volunteer team embraced the look from the very beginning.

Laura Cameron from the Gibson Hall’s management committee said: “We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who supported the vintage tea dance.

“PSYV delivered an outstanding event, which was well attended and reflected their combined efforts; with the youth volunteers working hard to provide not only the hospitality on the day itself, but baking, raffle and even dressed in keeping with the era, to dance newly learned steps with attendees of all ages.

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“As an idea born out of the very successful D-Day commemoration event held by the Garelochhead Station Trust, the tea dance was a worthy successor, and plans are already afoot to hold further events in this line, and for future collaborations of different types between the two organisations.

“In the mean time, the GST will be focusing on regular brunch clubs and outings, while the PSYV look forward to attending events big and small all over the UK in the coming months.”

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