2004 Scrapbook
Graham Taylor's Birthday in Winchester
24 April 2004

Graham Taylor - stalwart of many local morris teams, and dance organiser of the Winchester Folk Festival - invited us to his 60th birthday celebrations in Winchester and Romsey.

The sun shone and we had a superb day.

The other dance teams were Hook Eagles, Morena, Ridgeway Stepclog, Boghoppers&Bushbeaters, White Rats, and Fleet.

Present on the day were: Abi, Anne, Chris, Colin, Dave K, Doug, Ian O, Jenny, Mike G, Mike S, Nikki, Pam, Susie and Tiffany

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Near the Buttercross.

Members of OBJ, Hook Eagles, Boghoppers&Bushbeaters look on attentively whilst another side performs

OBJ dancing White Ladies Aston.

Tiff, Jenny, Colin, Nikki, Dave K, Mike G, Abi and Chris in the "process down" figure.

The half-hay in the White Ladies Aston chorus
A quiet moment for Colin and Chris to dance Rosa's Waltz
Members of White Rats Morris (San Francisco) in the foreground.

This caught the moment when the hula-hula sway started whilst Hook were dancing something-or-other to "Yellow Bird". This quickly spread to the whole audience. One of the day's great moments.

In Romsey Corn Market, later in the day

Dave K, Abi, Colin, Jenny, Mike G and Chris dancing Hay-on-Wye

Romsey again

The OBJ band for the day

Anne, Ian O, Doug, Pam, Mike S

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