Saturday, February 09, 2008

Jo Brand

Region 18 (COHSE Region 6 London and COHSE Region 12 South Yorksire & East Midlands)

Famous COHSE social held at Leisure world, Bridlington Monday 25th June 1990. During COHSE Conference week 1990 25th June to Friday 29th June.

Night out for Rebels and Reds
Comedy act Jo Brand (COHSE nurse member at the Maudsley hospital, London and then staring in Saturday Night Live), Skint Video, Rebels with a cause and Disco

Probably one of the best COHSE socials ever, certainly with Jo Brand one of the most controversial, which led to formal complaints about her act, as she turned effectively on right wing, sexist delegates who had attended in error. Infact it was the last joint regional social, such was the outcry in Region 12

Pete Marshall and Bob Quick Regional secretaries

Socials were always a very important part of COHSE conference as Regions tried to out do each other to have the best

Other socials at 1990 COHSE conference included

Region 2 Yorkshire & Humberside Disco Mountbatten Club

Region 1 Northern Disco The Captains Table Restaurant, cliff Road

Region 10 Wales Music Night with Raymond Williams and Gareth Pickford

Most nights COHSE delegates ended up at the harbour lights Disco