Firm’s fancy dress day

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THESE company employees look like they were having a ball at a Comic Relief do back in the 1980s.

We believe this shot was taken of the staff at Stuart Broughton hosiery firm currently based in Derby.

We know for sure it was taken in 1988 but little else.

One thing is for certain though - there was a fancy dress theme to the occasion, which must have been a fundraiser for the yearly Comic Relief charity.

Look closely and you will be able to see some of the seven dwarves, a number of clowns and, on the far right, what appears to be a lady as either the swashbuckling hero Zorro, or the feared highwayman Dick Turpin.

Comic Relief began only three years before this shot was taken.

The yearly campaign was launched from a refugee camp in Sudan on Christmas Day in 1985, live on BBC One.

At that time Ethiopia was experiencing widespread famine.

If you can help name some of the faces in this shot, then get in touch.