SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall was packed with spectators and participants for a two day ballroom dancing festival.

The event, which took place on October 3-4, 1969.

On the first night more than 280 pupils from 18 schools of dancing took part.

They danced to music from Kenny Williams and The Townsmen.

Daily Echo:

The second day was reserved for the children – 191 couples taking part in the afternoon and a further 168 in the evening.

More than 650 people swarmed through the doors to watch.