Fashion Show - 18 May 2006

Up and down they glided along the catwalk displaying outfits for all events, both casual and formal, at Duddenhoe End's Fashion Show on May 18th.

About 50 people attended the event, held in the Village Hall, and takings amounted to £627. Nominal expenses will have to be deducted from that splendid sum and the profit of several hundred pounds will help to pay for essential maintenance work to both the exterior and interior of the hall.

On arrival people were served with canapes kindly supplied by the Pheasant Public House in Great Chishill, Charlotte Tuke, Pauline Collins, Jennifer Clifton and Eileen Davies. Our grateful thanks to all five of them.

The fashions, ranging from day wear to elegant evening wear for both men and women, were provided by two Saffron Walden retailers, Evelyn Charles of Hill Street and Gray Palmer of High Street. Models for the former were Lizzy and Josephine Fetzer and Jane Knight while those for the latter were two locals, Ray of Wendens Ambo and James Davies. Formerly of Wenden Lofts, James and his partner, Maggie, recently moved to Great Chishill.

Floral arrangements were provided at a reduced rate by Fred Whyman of Clavering and auctioned at the end of the show by Shaun Fetzer.

The winners in the free prize draw of a complete colour, cut and finish, worth £100 and donated by The Salon of Saffron Walden, were Aileen Duthie and Margaret Watson, both of Duddenhoe End.

The Village Hall Committee would like to thank all those who supported the event and all those who made it a possibility and such an enjoyable evening.

Evelyn Charles - Jubilee House, 7a Hill St, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1EH - Tel 01799 525215

Gray Palmer - 47 High St, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1AR - Tel 01799 522159

The Salon - 14 London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4ED - Tel 01799 525 907

F W Whyman - Hill Green, Clavering, Saffron Walden, Essex - Tel 01799 550568

Pictures and report by Di Pohlmann