Sunday, 18 October 2015
Gosh this looks like a huge bundle of laughs, doesn't it? !!!
Doesn't it conjure all sorts of grisly possibilities about what might be going on inside ~ the mind boggles!!
I was inspired to take this photo as I walked past the building recently in my home town. I thought that to the uninitiated it might sound rather strange and a little funny.
Here, where I live, we take the name for granted . . and as completely harmless and in fact with affection . . .
In fact the full name for this building is The JN Fear Institute. It is a charity, founded in April 1937 and financed in his will by a prominent local businessman, John Nelson Fear, and built 20 years after his death for local clubs and societies from the proceeds of a wise investment of his legacy. Inside is a large hall to seat 120 people and a stage where would be actors can perform. Various craft groups and societies meet there, including our local chess and bridge meetings.
One of it's users is The Keyford Dancing School where young ladies learn the art of ballet, modern dancing and tap dancing and it is where my darling daughter learned all three disciplines about 25 years ago. I videoed all my daughter's dancing medal performances all those years ago. I still have them and I am in the process of getting them transferred to DVD.
I met Selina's dancing teacher and owner of the school recently and she recognised me straight away and we had a lovely chat. She remembers me well and also my daughter; she has helped very many young ladies to gain poise and deportment which they will carry through their entire lives.
So for me there is no fear whatsoever attached to this building ~ just fond memories.