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Learning to dance

Joan Murray and Yvonne Cleave, 2013

YC: We all learned how to dance. Mrs May Brown taught us how to ballroom dance. We had Mrs Singers Band we used to call it ‘Mrs Swingers Band’

JM: Remember the old maid Anita, that song she was always singing ‘We’ll gather lilacs’

YC: And Mrs Singer’s daughter always used to sing, and we used to laugh cos she used to sing ‘We’ll gather lilacs in the Spring again.’

YC: I remember I had a boyfriend and I was standing in the hall and she come over and asked him to dance and I said ‘No, he can’t dance.’ I wasn’t going to have that!


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