This Day In 1984 - New Majorette Troupe Formed
15th June 2011
A new majorette troupe, the South Dorset White Fires, have a busy summer of fetes and events ahead of them.
The troupe has about 20 girls between the ages of five and 11, and train on Wednesdays in Maiden Newton Village Hall.
The girls are pictured here with their trainer, Mr Mike Read and his wife Sue, after Broadmayne Carnival, where they gave a display – their first engagement.
Parents of the girls have raised the cash to pay for their smart red and white uniforms and the troupe is now busy practicing routines for displays they are booked to give at fetes in Maiden Newton and surrounding villages this summer.
Secretary of the troupe is Mrs Brenda May, of Frome View, Maiden Newton.
[From the Dorset Echo 15-06-1984]