Wokingham Winter Carnival - 1st December
The Wokingham Winter Carnival dawned with heavy rain and acute misgivings, but the collective pleading with whoever controls the weather bore fruit. It stopped!!! And it stayed stopped until the carnival was over.
12 sides attended this year, and raised £500 for MacMillan Cancer Relief. The sides were Aldbrickham Clog, Alton Morris, Berkshire Bedlam, Hurst Morris People (HuMP), Jackstraws Morris, Kennet Morris Men, OBJ Border Morris, Old Speckled Hen, Pheonix Morris, Rockhopper Morris, Shinfield Shambles and Wicket Brood
The OBJ side comprised Adrian, Bob, Carey, Chris, Colin, Dave D, Dave K, Diane, Doug, Gill, Jerry, Jill, Jim, Linda, Liz, Louise, Lynne, Mike G, Nikki, Pam, Rob, Tony and Vera.
Morris Dancers get in step" it says in the local
paper. Cheek! - we actually managed to do the whole dance
In this set, Rob, Jim, Lynne, Dave D and Colin are visible.
we going to do this, or what?
Getting ready to dance something, but it's not clear what it's likely to be.
is it in progress. It looks more like a pitched battle
than a dance, with sticks flying everywhere.
It may be a double set of Craven Stomp, as Wicket Brood seem to be engaged in the same melee.
from the local newspaper.
Wicket Brood's Jan Hurst and Martin Hallett, with Mike S and Ian O behind them (they played with Shinfield that day).
dancing Hay on Wye
The only straight lines visible are the yellow ones at the side of the road!
how it should be done
Old Speckled Hen demonstrating perfect lines
|Phoenix Morris in the sunshine|
|HuMP dancing while members of OBJ await their turn|
|Jackstraws Morris towards the end of the day|