Silver Steppers transported back in time

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Swing music from the 1930s and 1940s transported some of Campbeltown’s best movers back in time.

Oban-based band The Spotlight Boogies, dressed in era-appropriate clothing, performed a selection of songs at a tea dance organised by Michele Prout of Argyll and Bute TSI’s 1000 Voices.

The tunes at last Saturday afternoon’s event in the Masonic Hall included Don’t Fence Me In, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Move Over Darling and One Fine Day.

Also taking to the stage was Robert McCallum whose songs, including Amarillo and Johnny B. Goode, tempted many dancers on to floor.

Some of those with the best moves, including expert line dancing steps, travelled to Campbeltown with one of Ms Prout’s Helensburgh-based colleagues.

The Campbeltown group sometimes travels to other dances organised by Argyll and Bute TSI offices in towns throughout Argyll.

The £5 admission fee included tea, coffee and homebaking, all of which were served at the mid-way interval, after which an extensive and varied raffle was drawn.

Michele said: ‘Thank you to everyone here today for supporting our Silver Steppers event and all organisations and individuals, including Campbeltown Picture House, John Strang Contractors, Argyll Bakeries, The Hardware Store, Tesco, and Margaret and Ali at Argyll and Bute TSI, who made today possible.

‘Special thanks go to The Spotlight Boogies and Robert McCallum for entertaining us.’

As well as organising tea dances, 1000 Voices supports other groups aimed at over 65s, including Aqua Buddies, Cinemates, Friendly Yarns, The South Kintyre Seniors Forum, The Happy Bus, and Retired Not Expired.

Michele added: ‘TSI in Campbeltown provides knowledge to suit local people, listens to what is wanted and helps in the best way to suit their needs.’

For more information, contact Michele on 01586 554744.