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TITLE
Fancy Dress Ball
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_HERITAGEGROUP_042
PLACENAME
Glenurquhart
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22709
KEYWORDS
Blairbeg hall
amusement
Drumnadrochit
Fancy Dress Ball

The group depicted are staging a fancy dress party in the Blairbeg Hall. The man with the false beard was a longstanding District Councillor. He is dressed as Henry VIII, who was once a popular target for mockery, due to his licentious lifestyle. In the 1950s fancy dress parties were popular. As a type of entertainment they gave people an opportunity to demonstrate historical knowledge as well as to behave informally.

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Fancy Dress Ball

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

Blairbeg hall; amusement; Drumnadrochit

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

Glenurquhart Heritage Group (photographs)

The group depicted are staging a fancy dress party in the Blairbeg Hall. The man with the false beard was a longstanding District Councillor. He is dressed as Henry VIII, who was once a popular target for mockery, due to his licentious lifestyle. In the 1950s fancy dress parties were popular. As a type of entertainment they gave people an opportunity to demonstrate historical knowledge as well as to behave informally.