2014 Scrapbook

Dancing at Pubs etc

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6th May 2014
The Cricketers, Yateley

Out for the evening with Mayflower Morris

OBJ comprised: Alison, AndyB, AndyW, Ann, Chris, ChrisD, Claudia, Colin, Eddie, Ian, Joe, Karen, LizD, Marian, MikeG, Nikki, Tony and Vera

This looks a bit like Wrekin Havoc

The sticking is tips and butts

Chris and Tony in the foreground

Hanging around between dances

Tony and Pegeen are facing the camera
Some of the band

Colin, Joe, Ali and Vera, with various helpers

Mayflower dancing
Mayflowers band

As it turns out, the musician on the right (Dave?) is a follower of Colin's blog at www.watercressline.co.uk



13th May 2014
George & Dragon, and The Crown, Swallowfield

We joined our hosts Yateley Morris for an evening at the George & Dragon and The Crown.  As we arrived, the heavens opened, but after a few minutes the rain cleared and we got started.  Swallowfield lived up to it's name - and we were accompanied by swallows winging overhead!

OBJ comprised: Alison, AndyB, Ann, Chris, ChrisD, Clare, Claudia, Colin, Eddie, Ian, Joe, Lawre, Marian, MikeG, Nikki, Philip, Sarah, Tony and Vera

Our usual warm-up dance Dilwyn

It settles the nerves, gets the muscles moving, and kills 99% of all known germs


Mike G, Claudia, Ann and AndyB are nearest

Yateley were excellent hosts
Probably The Witchmens Thistle

Philip and Eddie, Ian and Claudia

Not sure which dance

Eddie and Claudia nearest
Witchmens Thistle coming to a close

Bay Horse

Philip, Ann, LizJ, MikeG, Ian
Another mystery dance

Tony and Sarah in the foreground

This dance is Brimfield

The men are Eddie, Philip, Tony and Ian

The ladies are Sarah, Karen, Chris and Ann
Later in Brimfield, and the roles are reversed

We then left the George & Dragon and headed for The Crown, where are large audience awaited us.

It looks like Much Gridlock

Karen, MikeG, Philip and AndyB are facing us

Eddie, Sarah, Ian and Ann are facing away.
Yateley dancing the Upton-on-Severn stick dance

The light was beginning to fade

This may have been a Worcester Monkey


20th May 2014
Duke's Head, Wokingham

We were joined by HuMP for an evening at The Duke's Head

OBJ comprised: Alison, AndyB, AndyW, Anna, Chris, ChrisD, Clare, Colin, Eddie, Emma, Ian, Joe, Kelly, Lawre, Marian, MikeG, MikeS, Nikki, Pegeen, Philip, Sarah, Tony and Vera

Dilwyn gets started

MikeG and Tony are nearest

Dilwyn again - The cast figure

AndyW and Karen nearest
More Dilwyn sticking

Still Dilwyn

At about this stage, AndyW took a tumble

He dusted himself off and declared he was OK so we re-started the dance.

It later turned out that he'd broken his wrist!
A double set of Hay-on-Wye

AndyW and MikeG nearest

More of the double Hay-on-Wye
And it comes to an end

HuMP dancing
Brimfield

This may be Karen and Sarah moving at such great speed that the camera couldn't keep up

The band
Sheepskins in progress

Chris is there to guide AndyB

LizJ moving faster than the speed of light
Not sure whats going on here

But this is almost certainly the last dance - Worcester Monkey

Probably MikeG and AndW nearest


3rd June 2014
The Swan, Spencers Wood

We were joined by a new side - Calleva Carousel

OBJ comprised: Alison, AndyW, Ann, Chris, ChrisD, Clare, Claudia, Colin, Eddie, Emma, Ian, Joe, Karen, LizD, LizJ, Marian, MikeG, MikeS, Nikki, Pegeen, Philip, Sarah, Tony and Vera

Probably a Dilwyn to get started

Philip facing Pegeeen


Hay-on-Wye

Eddie facing Liz D
Hay-on-Wye comes to an end


An East Acton with Calleva Carousel and anyone else who cared to join in
Not sure if this picture was intentional, but I liked it anyway



17th June 2014
The Bell, Aldworth

My favourite Berkshire pub, with Garston Gallopers for company

OBJ comprised: Alison, AndyW, Ann, Anna, Chris, Clare, Colin, Eddie, Emma, Ian, Jane, Joe, Lawre, MaryAnn, MikeG, MikeS, Nikki, Pegeen, Philip, Sarah, Tony and Vera, with some help from Jason

Could be Dilwyn

Tony announces while dancers have a chat about the figures

This is probably the same dance

Sarah, Pegeen, Chris Emma and Eddie faceTony, Ian, Ann, Clare and Mike G
And another

Tony facing Sarah

This dance id Tide (Just as the Tide was A'flowin)


Philip and Eddie about to pass in the hey
Colin playing with Vera, Mike S, Jason and Andy W in the background

Garston Gallopers were excellent company
And here they are, dancing

As dusk fell, we adjourned for some music


8th July 2014
The Queens Oak, Finchampstead

With our friends, Fleet Morris

OBJ comprised: Alison, AndyB, AndyW, Ann, Anna, Chris, ChrisD, Clare, Claudia, Colin, Eddie, Emma, Ian, Jane, Joe, Karen, Lawre, Liz D, Liz J, MikeG, Nikki, Philip, Sarah, Tony and Vera

We started with our warm-up dance,  Dilwyn

Tony announces while dancers get prepared

Later in Dilwyn

  Liz J sticking with Mike G
The stars figure in Dilwyn

Liz D in the foreground

The cast

Eddie and Karen leading
Rounds

Liz D and Andy B are nearest


Not sure which dance

Mike G and Tony in the fore
Hay on Wye

Tony and Andy B nearest

Brimfield

Claudia looks alarmed

Vera, Nikki, Joe, Colin, Anna, Liz J, Chris D, Andy W and Lawre are in the band
Fleet dancing

Chris attacks the brambles

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