In anticipation of the upcoming historical Poppy Ball, I thought I'd share with you a few photos of the previous period ball by the same Masters of Ceremonies, the Spring Ball at Normansfield Theatre, Langdon House.
The venue is a Grade II Listed theatre with beautiful hand painted decors.
Built in 1877-79, it retains its Victorian side flaps, in full working order, and is still used for performances to this date.
Langdon House itself is home to the UK's Down Syndrome Association, to whom the Ball's profits were donated.
Waltzes were danced, quadrilles, reels and country dances, including my beloved Pride of Erin Waltz and all-time favourite Waltz Cotillion - all to live music by the wonderful Green Ginger.
Photographs #2 and #6 courtesy of Andrew Rawe