The annual Fancy Dress Competition which took place in the Colgan Hall around the New Year was a highlight of the holiday for many. As you can see from these photos, the event was always well attended, and received a lot of coverage in local press. It was organised by the Colgan Hall committee, who also provided refreshments.

Both adults and children participated in a range of different categories, such as the Children’s Nursery Rhyme category. Many of the costumes were topical and satirical, with signs or banners which referred to the political and social issues of the day.

What would this year’s banners read?

If you can identify any of the individuals in these photos, or you have photos or memories of the the fancy dress competition, please comment below.

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