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Cloudland memories

Cloudland memories

I have tapped out a few lines (phew!) to share my Cloudland memories … CLOUDLAND The Gordon Clan have a long association with Cloudland Ballroom. Around 1947, my Mother, as a single woman in her early 20’s, visited there of…

The Trocadero

The Trocadero

The Trocadero which opened in 1923 was arguably the most popular dance venue in Qld for around 25 years. With all the top champions competing at this venue and on all non-regular dance nights, the hall was booked out for months…

Hibernian Hall

Hibernian Hall

The Hibernian Hall, located at Woolloongabba, Brisbane QLD Featured Gordon Reids' Dansonians Band with Aub Panton as M.C. The hall had not been used as a dance hall for many years so when Gordon put forth a proposal to Aub…

Cloudland Luna Park

Cloudland Luna Park

Cloudland Luna Park was opened on the 2nd of August 1940 it is suffice to say this building was one of the most memorable for a vast range of reasons in living history for the QLD and beyond community. PreOpening…

Walter Willans Dancing Musician

Walter Willans Dancing Musician

Standing the test of time as only quality can. Walter Willans has been a professional musician and active ballroom dancer for more than 45 years. Walter’s love of music started at seven, when he picked up his Dad’s abandoned mini-piano…

Glenore Grove Brass Band

Glenore Grove Brass Band

BY THE 1850s the area known as Laidley was being cleared for sheep grazing, families started moving into the area and Laidley soon became a thriving farming area. Men and women started spreading out looking for farming land, they rode…

Jack Papworth

Jack Papworth

Copy of Jack Papworths Obituary notice in the Sydney Morning Herald. (can be found in their archives but is not printable.)   The king of the Saturday night dance - Obituaries - www.smh.com.au The king of the Saturday night dance…

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