2004 Scrapbook
Dancing at Pubs, etc

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23 April 2004

St George's Day at the Bull, Stanford Dingley.

A local artist had been commissioned to produce a new pub sign, and here it is, with Mike G, Ian, Linda and Chris posed beneath.

23 April 2004

We've just come off from a dance.

Pam is just explaining that "it was this long!". It's a shame that we can't remember what "it" was.

23 April 2004

The landlord had recovered from a recent music session when he had forgotten to apply for his licence renewal - but just in case he was resting on his laurels, he was reminded now and then.

On St George's day the licence was put to good use, and both audience and OBJ had an excellent time.

The evening was beautiful, with the moon and venus prominent in those dark skies.

6 May 2004

Dancing at The Roebuck, Binfield with HuMP

This may be Hay-on-Wye judging by the number of sticks flying around.

Dave, Mike G and Diane are in the foreground, with Doug and Mike S in the band

6 May 2004
The Roebuck, Binfield

Another picture from the same dance.

Jerry, Dave and Diane are facing us, with Tiff, Mike G and Jenny

18 May 2004
The Bell, Waltham St Lawrence

Dancing in the street outside the 14th century pub, with the pound and the church in the background. The pound was gifted to the village as a place to put your horse whilst in the pub or church. These days it's where you park your blue Maserati.

18 May 2004
The Bell, Waltham St Lawrence

Tiff and Abi in the Worcester Monkey dance.

Are we all destined to wear green tights and stripey socks? They look wonderful.

18 May 2004
The Bell, Waltham St Lawrence

You come halfway across the world and what happens? You're having a quiet pint and you get roped into a morris dance.

Possibly the worlds first Nepalese Morris Dancer.

(it turned out that he came from one of the villages that Jill had visited)

18 May 2004
The Bell, Waltham St Lawrence

An East Acton forming up, including volunteers from the audience

18 May 2004
The Bell, Waltham St Lawrence

More of the East Acton

1 June 2004
Stag&Hounds, Binfield

Two sets of Hay-on-Wye in progress

Whatever we are doing, we are doing it in unison!

1 June 2004
Stag&Hounds, Binfield

Some of the musicans.

Pam, Doug, Ian, Mike S and Vera

1 June 2004
Stag&Hounds, Binfield

Probably White Ladies Aston

Jenny, Nikki, Mike G and Abi (rear views) and Tiff, Dave Adrian and Linda facing us.

1 June 2004
Stag&Hounds, Binfield

Kelly joined us for the evening, so we persuaded her to dance Sheepskins with us

Tiff, Abi, Kelly, Nikki, Jenny and Susie

1 June 2004
Stag&Hounds, Binfield

Kelly and her dad (Mike G) towards the end of the same dance.

1 June 2004
Stag&Hounds, Binfield

Three Musketeers in progress.

Linda, Jenny and Tiff are the most obvious participants

1 June 2004
Stag&Hounds, Binfield

Another picture from Three Musketeers.

A lot of un-ladylike leaping in this shot

1 June 2004
Stag&Hounds, Binfield

Brimfield in Binfield

Jenny, Susie, Tiff and Abi surround Colin, Dave, Adrian and Jerry

1 June 2004
Stag&Hounds, Binfield

One of the audience was visiting Bracknell from USA. In a past life he had been a morris dancer, so we encouraged him to "have a go".

The smile says it all.

1 June 2004
Stag&Hounds, Binfield

Tiff ceased to be a teenager that evening. Here are the cakes baked by Jenny and Hazel for the occasion.

1 June 2004
Stag&Hounds, Binfield

Abi is in the midst of GCSEs and her mum had been making up her mind for some time whether she should be allowed to go to Christchurch festival with us.

Here's the answer!

8 June 2004
Queens Oak, Finchampstead

We danced a fine evening away with Mayflower Morris

Here we are in the midst of Dilwyn

8 June 2004
Queens Oak, Finchampstead

Our sound engineer (Chris) was recording music for the Girl Guides.

Shame the recorder wasn't running

8 June 2004
Queens Oak, Finchampstead

Sheepskins finishing.

Jenny, Tiff, Jill, Jerry, someone and Susie

8 June 2004
Queens Oak, Finchampstead

Ooh Misses!

8 June 2004
Queens Oak, Finchampstead

The customary East Acton to end the evenings dancing, then into the pub.

15 June 2004

Tiff and Keeley in Linda's dance show at the Wilde Theatre

Picture from Bob Tunbridge Photography

31 August 2004
The Bell, Aldworth

One of Jill's friends was hosting a party of visiting Austrians in Streatley, so we laid on a display at this excellent pub in nearby Aldworth.

Here, the Austrians join in the final dance.

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