A rough idea..

GEK79

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Perhaps it is a local name or even a family name for a type of Dragon or Damsel flies,
where are you, roughly.
This was when I was a boy in Llanfairfechan North Wales.. I will double check with my Dad as I'm sure he calls them boon flies..
 

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the bright orange one sounds like the common darter a dragon fly rather than a Damsel, there a 12 species of Damsel fly in the UK,some very rare a in specific areas, see Hammonds " The Dragonflies of Great Britain and Ireland , mine is the 1983 edition, so it may have been revised, easker1
 

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the bright orange one sounds like the common darter a dragon fly rather than a Damsel, there a 12 species of Damsel fly in the UK,some very rare a in specific areas, see Hammonds " The Dragonflies of Great Britain and Ireland , mine is the 1983 edition, so it may have been revised, easker1
Its surely possible they were dragon or damsels. I just remember the vivid colours..
 
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