2014 Scrapbook

Wokingham Winter Carnival
30th November 2014

We always look forward to Wokinghams Winter Carnival with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation.  This year the weather was kind again and we had a really nice day


OBJ comprised:
Andy, Ali, Chris, Chris D, Clare, Claudia, Colin, Eddie, Emma, Helen, Ian, Jess, Joe, Karen, Kelly,  Marian, Mike G, Nikki, Pegeen, Philip, and Tony, with help from Mark, Jason, Giles and Scottish-Ian

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We kicked off promply at 11:15 - not much sign of the other sides due to share the spot

Karen and Eddie in the foreground

The dance is our warm-up dance - Dilwyn

Eddie, Pegeen and Ian are nearest
Dilwyn continues

This is The Alvechurch Smithy

Tony, Karen, Sarah and Ian are on this side
Some of the band: I can see Chris, Helen, Pegeen, Ali, Clare, Joe, Philip, Colin Mark and Vera

Possibly Philips debut performance on the melodeon

Jess plays the tambourine
Much Gridlock near the town hall

Now, which dance ends like this?
This is a double set of Hay-on-Wye

Same dance, after the inside-out figure
Then we moved down to Denmark Street

This is Brimfield

And I think this is Witchmens Thistle
Not sure about this one!

The woman on the right was attempting to insert herself and her pushchair into the set

The sun sets early this time of year - in direct line with Denmark Street

Not easy to dance when you can't see the person in front of you!
Brimfield again

Tony is facing the setting sun


We were joined by Ian from the Reading Scottish pipe and drum band
And Mark had been playing the bodhran all day

We tried to recruit Ian!

Colin, Chris D, Chris, Scottish-Ian, Ali, Vera, Nikki and Mark
A double set of Tide with Borderline

This is a mixed-up triple set on Worcester Monkey with Borderline - some of whom knew how to do it!

Karen is calling the dance
More Worcester Monkey, with a certain amount of milling about at the other end

We joined the procession and the end of Rose Street. 

This involved a fair bit of waiting around as some of the floats had difficulty negotiating corners

I wonder if any pictures will turn up showing OBJ in the procession - probably the first one in at least 5 years!

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