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Empress Ballroom


Christmas Eve, 1963 at the `Emp'
Photo: Kathleen Millett (nee Powell)
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Janet Atherton, Carole Atherton, Anne Winnard and
Kathleen Powell. Schoolfriends at Upholland Grammar School. Aged 15.

Comment by: Frank Healy on 13th January 2009 at 13:33

Hi Kathleen. 45 years on, what do you think of the hairstyles? :o)

Comment by: Kath Millett on 13th January 2009 at 15:32

It took some doing to get it like that!
Rollers, back combing, lacquer.
Couldn't cope with all that now.

Comment by: Viv Middlemass on 21st April 2009 at 20:06

Well, I think the styles are fab but I remember getting flies caught in the backcombing on sports day - yuk! i ended up with Sandy Shaw style - long dark hair - still is but a bit shorter and out of a tube - keep the hair dressers in business. Age is a state of mind and i am still 26.

Comment by: Kath on 29th April 2009 at 21:49

Amazed we didn't go bald with all the backcombing & lacquer.
& what about the `kiss curls'? I remember going to bed with sellotape stuck on my face to keep them in place & then having red marks all over my cheeks in the morning!

Comment by: Bill Hart on 3rd February 2011 at 22:43

Hi Kath... is looking for for pics like this... any chance of a copy?

Comment by: kath millett on 16th April 2011 at 22:36

Hi Bill, only just seen message. will look on website & email pic

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