Wokingham Winter Carnival - 27th November
11 sides attended this year, they were Alton, Berkshire Bedlam, Fleet, Hurst Morris People (HuMP), Kennet, OBJ, Phoenix, Rockhopper, Shinfield Shambles, Wicket Brood and Yateley Morris
The weather was kind to us and we had no precipitation, although it was quite cold (well, it is a WINTER carnival). Much of Wokingham turned out for the day and a good time was had by all.
The OBJ side comprised Alison, Chris, Colin, Dave K, Doug, Eddie, Gill, Isobel, Jane, Jenny, Jill ,Joe, Linda, Liz, Mike G, Nikki, Pam, Susie, Tiffany and Vera. Anne, Ian and Mike S and Charlotte joined us when their duties with Shinfield Shambles permitted.
|The Cotswold sides braved the
elements, having donned layers of thermal underwear
Below left: Kennet Morris Men Below right: Hurst Morris People
was plenty of other street entertainment.
This chap put on a brave face despite his incarceration. At least he was safe from his hairy minder in there.
Right: Phoenix are nicely colour-coordinated with the fairground ride in Broad Street.
Below: Yateley Morris Men dancing in the Broad Street spot.
Below right: Fleet Morris show that their washing powder washes whiter.
|The border sides were better-equipped
to deal with the cold
Below left: Alton Morris in the Iceland spot
Below right: Wicket Brood's Dave and Peter
|This was the first time in kit for
Joe and Alison (below left) and Eddie, Jane and Isobel (below
right). A nerve-racking experiec
They came through the day physically and emotionally unscathed, and danced really well.
they are in a set dancing Dilwyn.
Right: Eddie, Tiff, Dave K and Alison
Below: Isobel, Nikki, Linda, Mike G, Joe and Liz
Below right: Joe dances off at the end of Dilwyn
of the musicians (using the word in it's loosest sense
for the one on the left):
Colin, Gill, Charlotte, Doug and Pam.
Vera is just out of the picture on the left. Ian's red coat is just behind Doug, Susie is playing the whistle behind Gill and Anne and Mike S are probably just out of sight.
playing(?) the Lagerphone, and Jane playing the bucket.
Is that Nicky holding the banner?
best part of the day. The Carnival is Over.
The get-together, session and general larking about in the Broad Street Tavern.
Alison in the foreground, with Dave (fiddle), Doug and Pam, and Nigels rear view.