BELOVED institutions of British life were celebrated at the Spalding Midsummer Ball at Springfields Events Centre on Saturday.
A crowd of about 500 party-goers dressed up in their gladrags to acknowledge those elements of culture that put the Great into Britain, such as the Grand National, Wimbledon, the Queen... and a dance troupe of male dancers dressed as women!
Spalding Midsummer Ball Committee, chaired by Tanya Beresford, put on a typically enjoyable event, using as its theme the Best of British.
The event included a Beatles tribute band, a disco, the dance group The Globe Girls and an auction with fantastic prizes, such as tickets to Ascot, a week in Florida, a weekend retreat and a miniature car, raising a large, but as yet unknown, sum of money for three charities.
The ball is organised by volunteers from the Spalding & Holbeach branch of Macmillan Cancer Support, Spalding & District Committee of Action Medical Research and independent committee members, and raises funds for those two charities plus a third, local charity.
The chosen local charity this year is Spalding Age UK, which will receive ten per cent of the money raised.