Memories of the summer of ’77

Samantha Hepworth and her sister Gill in their jubilee outfits.'For Looking Back page.
Samantha Hepworth and her sister Gill in their jubilee outfits.'For Looking Back page.

for me, but the fancy dress clothes were found from various places around the house.

My brother Roland owned a Chinese style dressing gown, it was far too big for me but I wore it with an old tatty hat and parasol, I think I was supposed to be Japanese?

Gill thinks she was dressed up as either a bride of perhaps more accurately a senorita, as in the photos I can just see she had some maracas in one hand and a fan in the other.

That bank holiday afternoon myself, Gill, and our neighbours’ children Lorraine Ingham and Debra Hemingway all gathered at the playing fields at Heckmondwike Grammar School in fancy dress.

I believe we were being judged in a competition for best outfit, which funnily enough we failed to win.

Later we climbed onto a float for