2000 Scrapbook
Wassail at the Dog&Duck, Emmbrook

By the 2000 season, Louise, Nikki, Ruth, Vera, Liz, Angela, Elaine, Dave D and Dave K were all dancing out. We had been joined by Roger, Diane, Judy and Richard, bringing the membership up to 24.

This year started with a continuation of the "traditional" wassail at the Dog & Duck.

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Wassail at the Dog&Duck, Embrook, Wokingham
16th January 2000

OBJ's first time out in the new millenium. Pictures in the local press of Doug and Rachel, plus Andy Duff and Kate as the King and Queen.

OBJ were accompanied by Anne from Reading Cloggies

Wassail at the Dog&Duck, 16th January 2000

The wassail "ceremony" in progress

Andy and Kate (Wassail King and Queen) conduct the ceremony, using a appliqued chicken egg-cosy as a substitute for the wren

Wassail at the Dog&Duck, 16th January 2000

The wassail "ceremony" receives the rapt attention of the audience

The "tradition" started in 1999 by Sam Viner

Amongst the onlookers, in kit are (L-R): Louise, Jill, Chris, Doug, Rachel and Pam

Wassail at the Dog&Duck, 16th January 2000

Dancing "The Craven Stomp" with Andy in the middle of the circle (why don't we do it this way again?)

Left to Right: Adam, Louise, Jim M (hidden), Colin, Jill, Rachel (hidden), Chris, Ruth

Also performing that day: Angela, Dave D, Dave K, Doug, Jim J, Nikki, Pam

Wassail at the Dog&Duck, 16th January 2000

Dancing "Three Musketeers"
(or the "manic dance" as it was formerly called)

Left to Right: Jim M, someone hidden, Adam, Pam, Chris, Colin

Wassail at the Dog&Duck, 16th January 2000

Doug

The nicest picture of the nicest man I know

The first outing with OBJ for the Bompezzo?

Wassail at the Dog&Duck, 16th January 2000

Louise and Ruth

Wassail at the Dog&Duck, 16th January 2000

Rachel

The pub session after the Dog&Duck Wassail
16th Jan 2000

Left to Right: Andy, Kate, Doug (singing, I think), Adam, Rachel, Pam

The pub session after the Dog&Duck Wassail
16th Jan 2000

Left to Right: Pam (doing something odd with her melodian), Jill, Rachel, Doug, Jack, ????, Vera

After the Dog&Duck Wassail again
16th Jan 2000

Louise, Doug, Rachel and Jack

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