THEY dusted off their flares and filled Lodsworth Village Hall with glitter and sparkle for a sell-out night to remember with top ABBA tribute band Sensation.
Lesley Shaikh, a villager who attended the event said: “From the moment of arrival, it was obvious everyone was in for a wonderful night.
“A lot of work had gone in beforehand to set the scene.
“Marquees had been erected outside where a Swedish meal of meatballs, rosti potatoes along with a choice of fabulous desserts awaited.
“Even the bar had taken on a Swedish theme, with shots of Akvavit to keep everyone warm and ready to party.
“The band sang hit after hit, encouraging the audience to join in with them, get on their feet and boogie the night away.
“No-one could resist. Looking around you could see neon bracelets waving in the air and groups dancing together.
“With an audience range that went from 14 to 90 it was plain to see that everyone was simply having a ball. Clearly age is no barrier when dancing to ABBA!
“A huge thank you is owed to everyone involved – to those who helped set up the marquees, the catering team, front of house, the line-up behind the bar, and all who worked behind the scenes.”
The next big date on the calendar at Lodsworth is the Bank Holiday Monday fete on May 25.
Opening at 1,30pm on the recreation ground and in the village hall the traditional fete promises an afternoon of bumper family fun.
As well as the tried and tested favourites there will be new activities on the menu and local stalls selling local products.
There will be a dog show and agility competitions, a barbecue and beer tent selling local ales and for the children, their traditional races.
LL Cars and South Downs Tractor’s clubs will be showing off their vehicles and among other attractions there will be fly-fishing and hand saw competitions, a working blacksmith and a silent auction with more than 50 lots.