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Regatta - Greasy Pole - c1964
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Regatta - Greasy Pole - c1964

A regular event at the Regatta, you could win a salmon if you could get to the end of the pole and grap it.

Swimming costume fashions seem to have changed a bit!
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Picture added on 18 May 2006
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Bird Family Cine Film - early 1960s
Well done the Birds!
Added by Ranald Nicolson Matheson on 18 May 2006
Thats a young big Sid Maclean.
Added by Sue on 24 May 2006
Sue is it not Sids brother Alastair Maclean? Sid would only be 14 or 15 at the time.
Added by Margaret Cassie ( Clelland ) on 25 May 2006
This is Ally Maclean my old school pal . Usually my husband Lachie Winton won the greasy pole every time he entered for it [boring}
Added by Iris Winton on 26 May 2006
I am the 9 time Greasy pole Champ, from Gloucester ma, The St.Peter's Fiesta . I am always looking for different places to go to walk in contest . Do you know of any ?
Added by Peter Frontiero on 18 July 2006
Nae luck, Peter son. I've actually won the Greasy Pole contest on no less than 11 occasions. We should have a grease-off sometime.
Added by Pole Gascoigne on 21 July 2006
pole I am interested in the challenge Email me at my address greasypole8@yahoo.com
Added by Peter Frontiero on 06 September 2006
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Bird Family Cine Film - early 1960s

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