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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
AT the special Jubilee Dance in the Square on Saturday The 60Beats band proved to be popular for all ages and, as the evening progressed, the dancers became more and more enthusiastic.
One highlight was when the band leader, Brother Twang, climbed down from the stage and led a large group with synchronised dance movements. And the event ended with a 60s style version of the National Anthem.
Peter Riding, chairman of the Saffron Walden Initiative that organised the event, said: “This was the ninth Dance in the Square and we were delighted to welcome The60Beats to our town. There was a record turnout of residents and, even though it rained for much of the second half, many dozens of dancers kept up a hectic pace until the very end.
“The mayor and mayoress, David and Sharon Watson, handed out two competition prizes and also danced enthusiastically.
“This year the cost of the free event was covered by a bucket collection as well as by generous grants from Uttlesford District Council and Saffron Walden Town Council and by sponsorship from Adams Harrison, Beales, Harts, Mullucks Wells, Saffron Building Society and Saffron Walden Laundry. And on the night the event was supported by The Giggly Pig, The Sweet Shop, Nigel Sault’s Mobile Coffee and the Kings Arms.
“But the event could not have happened without the many Initiative volunteers who prepared the Square at the beginning and then cleared everything away at the end.”
Looking ahead, if anyone has suggestions for future bands, please contact Mr Riding on 01799 502355 or e-mail email@example.com.