Noel Aplin and Lois Makepeace, Clive Niemann Ann Mason, Jenni Johns Graeme and Joy Kentish. Photo: Brendan McCarthy

The Spring Gull Hall is celebrating 60 years of dancing by holding a Gala and Sash Ball on Saturday and an afternoon tea at the hall on Sunday.

And there will be several couples who will be particularly keen to celebrate the dance’s anniversary.

These are the couples who have met at the dance hall, made life-long friends and some have even married.

Spring Gully Hall committee member Joy Kentish who has been working hard on the arrangements for the anniversary said that she herself met her husband at the dances.

“I was alone for about 20 years and met my husband here, so it has been a very happy place for me with lots of happy memories,” she said.

Apart from meeting her partner, Mrs Kentish said the dances, which are held every Saturday night, are a great opportunity for people to generally socialise and have fun.

“The very popular Family Rhythm dance band will provide the music for the dancing,”she said.

“We will have a raffle, prizes, and as always, a home–cooked supper.”

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