May Day Thursday 1st May 1919, a Victory Ball was held in the Lifford Hall, Broadway, to celebrate the end of the First World War. Over 250 people from Broadway and the surrounding villages attended. Dance music was provided by Fred Stokes’s Quadrille Band and fifteen couples took part in the waltzing competition judged by Captain Grove and Lieutenant Wilson from Evesham. The winners of the competition were Ida Eleanor Folkes and John James ‘Jack’ Malin. closely followed by May Turner and Bernard Naden and Rose Taylor and A. Box. The prizes were presented by Captain Theodore Rodocanachi DSO, MC and surplus funds from the ball totalling £16 were put towards the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Dinner and Concert held in Broadway later in the month.
1st May 2014