2001 Scrapbook
Wokingham Winter Carnival - 2nd December

The Wokingham Winter Carnival took on the flavour of a "Victorian Fayre" this year, with reduced noisy fairground rides, and no procession. The latter caused many a morris dancer to weep a tear of joy!

14 sides attended this year, and rather than share the payment from the council, the concensus was that it should become a charitable donation to MacMillan Cancer Relief. The sides were Aldbrickham Clog, Alton Morris, Berkshire Bedlam, Fleet Morris, Hart & Sole, Hurst Morris People (HuMP), Insword Rapper, Kennet Morris Men, Kintbury May Maids, OBJ Border Morris, Pheonix Morris, Shinfield Shambles, Wicket Brood, Yateley Morris Men

The OBJ side comprised Carey, Jerry, Chris, Colin, Dave D, Dave K, Diane, Gill, Jill, Pam, Louise, Nikki, Ruth, Adrian, Tony and Roger, with Doug and Rob assisting with the music.

The highlight of our day was the last dance - Worcester Monkey in two mixed sets with Wicket Brood, accompanied by the combined bands.

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Colin and Margaret from HuMP receive the cheque for payment to MacMillan Cancer Relief.

Picture from Wokingham Times

Adrians first time out in kit.

I think we're dancing Sheepskins.

Dancing the Craven Stomp at the Iceland spot.

In the picture are Chris, Louise, Dave D, Nikki, Ruth and Colin

Doug, Carey and Martin (from Wicket Brood) play

A passing dog listens attentively

Dave D and Colin in the Craven Stomp
The band.

In the foreground is Gill, and behind her Doug and Carey

Thats Rob's hand on the drum!

It's a cold day

Gill is making owl noises - or possibly warming her hands

Rob has turned his back in case any Hook Eagles visit our page. Jerry and Roger look on.

Sheepskins coming to an end.

Dave D, Nikki, Tony and Adrian

No idea whats happening here!

Gill and Tony doing something

Roger joined us for the day, joining the band.
One of our hats is missing!

Just before setting out, Chris found her hat wasn't in the cupboard.

It looks a lot like this, and it's last performance was at the Taeppa's Tump Ale a few weeks beforehand.

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