From There… To Here

The social history of Wester Hailes


From 1981:

Wonder Woman at the disco!

Alexandra G tells us she loved to go parrotting on a Saturday night…

Who remembers the Venchie filmshows? Imagine 20p to see a film nowadays.

And now 1983:

The tinkling bells of the ice cream van…

Howdy folks – now here’s a thing!
Though Christmas might be here again
It’s time to sweep your tepee out
Spring-clean your wigwam, there’s no doubt,
And start to think of summertime
Of barbecues and home-made wine
Square dances and rodeos
Beans and bangers and doh-si-doh
Wild West heroes, Indian Queens,
The biggest totem poles ever seen
Gun fighting and trading posts –
Which country band do you like the most?
Medicine men, warpaint, Waggon Wheels,
Gunslinging guys and gals in heels,
Take your partners, hold them tight
For the big barn dance on Gala night.
All this fun and much much more
Sports and games and shows galore!
So come along with your ideas.
All are welcome – have no fear.
Grab your hats and take the floor
For the Wester Hailes Festival 1984!

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