The Grecians' Ball

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Post by englishangel » Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:10 am

Amy, the Prison Officer's Ball is not a dance, it's a raffle.

When I was nurse training in Sheffield I was once stopped by a motorcycle cop for speeding. He got off his bike and swaggered over, you know the sort, thinks he's in CHIPS, all tight leather trousers and sunglasses.

"Ma'am you realise you were doing 70 in a 50 mile an hour area?"

My friend leaned over and wondered in a stage whisper if he had any tickets to the policemen's ball.

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"ma'am, Yorkshire police don't have balls".

Realised what he had said, turned on his heel and walked away. I didn't get a ticket.
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Post by 99yorkpj » Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:04 am

2004-2006, Leigh Hunt B & Grecians' East.

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Post by J.R. » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:23 pm

Oh, the sweet innocence of youth !!
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Post by blondie95 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:26 pm

ah penny dropped! thank you

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Post by postwarblue » Mon May 28, 2007 9:32 pm

Better late than never - in 1954 (the only year I was, as a button Grecian, eligible) there was the usual fixture with Bramley (an independent girls' school in Surrey). I believe it was charmlessly entered in the school calendar for the term as "Grecians' Dance vs Bramley (home)" but thaty may be a canard. I suppose odd years were 'away'. We were all in our buttons - I can't imagine many Blues of that era having the funds for a DJ anyway! The necessary number of girls were bussed over with some sort of dragon/duenna in charge, danced with in the Dominions Library (waltz, quickstep, foxtrot), and then counted back into their bus well before it might have turned into a pumpkin. I seem to remember some sort of perfunctory refreshments (certainly no alcohol) laid out in the passage between the School lib and the Dom Lib. Can't remember the girl whose evening must have been ruined by drawing me out of the metaphorical hat.
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