Dancing in Henley
22 July 2003
Off to Henley for our traditional end-of-summer-term bash with Phoenix and Shinfield Shambles. The local council have done an excellent job of paving Fallaise Square, in front of the Town hall - making it even more attractive and suited to our purpose.
This time, an obviously important personage made his way over to me, asking "are you in charge?".
Arrgh, I thought! The good citizens of Henley are complaining about the row, and we're about to be sent off. I was just rehearsing my speech about "we're allowed to do this, 'tis an ancient charter", when the personage introduced himself as the mayor.
He went on to say this was wonderful and that they would like to encourage more of it, even if he couldn't work out exactly what it was, and why it was happening. Bravo, your worshipfulness.
The highlight of the evening (for me) was in the Horse&Groom later, when a couple of members of Wreckers Morris led a pub dance "Here comes Suzy". I wish I could remember the words!
Present on the day were: Adrian, Anne, Chris, Colin, Dave K, Diane, Gill, Ian F, Ian O, Jenny, Jill, Kelly, Linda, Liz, Mike G, Mike S, Nikki, Pam, Tiffany and Vera.
by the number of feet and sticks, this may have been a
rendering of Hay-on-Wye.
Henley's town hall looks on in wonderment.
Diane and Kelly are at this end of the set.
disgracefully photogenic Nikki, during Hay-on-Wye
Isn't she gorgeous?
that it's just possible to have straight lines in two
dances, this may be Worcester Monkey.
Jenny and Diane are in the foreground.
Dave K is getting a bit excited with his guitar in the background.
Sheepskins around the munchkins.
Diane, Chis, Nikki and Kelly.
Anne, Gill, Pam, Chris and Vera. Ian F, Ian O and Mike S were also playing.
Morris joined us for the evening and excelled themselves
in the pub afterwards.
Here they are dancing in the square.
Shambles also joined us.
Hilary is in the foreground and Jenny is helping out.
final dance in Falaise Square.
The obligatory massed East Acton forming up, including dancers from all sides and members of the audience.
"I'll explain this very slowly, as there are morris dancers present.....".