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Reflected in a mirror at the Grand Osterley Ball in 1985, Mr. Oliver Davies, Conductor, and inspiration for the dance. Photograph by Jennie Walton. 'The hero of the evening was Oliver Davies, who taught everyone their steps beforehand, and, above all, unearthed the dance music of the period.  As he said, he scoured Europe for dances which were well-known to Lady Jersey, but had not been heard for over a century.  To make sure that their names are not lost, here is the evening's programme.' The V&A Album 4, 1985. (see details of the ball below.)

Reflected in a mirror at the Grand Osterley Ball in 1985, Mr. Oliver Davies, Conductor, and inspiration for the dance. Photograph by Jennie Walton. 'The hero of the evening was Oliver Davies, who taught everyone their steps beforehand, and, above all, unearthed the dance music of the period. As he said, he scoured Europe for dances which were well-known to Lady Jersey, but had not been heard for over a century. To make sure that their names are not lost, here is the evening's programme.' The V&A Album 4, 1985. (see details of the ball below.)

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