Oxford Folk Weekend
23rd April 2017 - St George's Day
Off to Oxford for the Sunday of the Folk Weekend - it coincided nicely with St George's Day.
Unlike last year, it didn't snow on the way up to Oxford so that was a relief, and the weather stayed warm and dry all day.
There was one serious disappointment - I'd been looking forward to some Youngs London Stout, and the Kings Arms told me it had been discontinued by the brewery. Can this be true?
Apart from this setback we had a lovely day.
comprised: Ali, Andy, Ann, Carol, Chris, Claudia, Clare, Colin,
Eddie, Emma, Ian, Jane, Joe, Karen, Linda, Lorraine,
MaryAnn, Mike, Philip, Sarah and Tony
we all are, at the
Pitt-Rivers Museum. It was abit of a walk, but a nice spot
we got there. I had a brief look inside - it looks worthy of
The stone-work around the doorway and windows has intricate carving - well, some of it has. Evidently the Irish stone-masons didn't get paid to finish the job, so they went home!
There is memorial stone outside commemorating a debate about evolution between Charles Darwin and Samuel Wilberforce (Soapy Sam), the Bishop of Oxford. A handy stone to play from.
is probably Much Gridlock getting started
same dance, moments later
We'll have to work on getting those swings better synchronised.
Our newbies Linda, Carol and Lorraine are amongst this set - they are the ones in sync.
|MaryAnn and Eddie
The delightful lady from San Diego was in the brackground with Claudia.
memorial stone came in handy.
Ali, Karen, Mark, Colin, Clare, Philip and Jane are visibile in the band.
|This is Dilwyn
Sarah and Linda are nearest, then Lorraine and Ian
|The Dilwyn "Stars" figure
Carol is in the star on the left, and Linda and Lorraine are in the star on the right
|More of Dilwyn, with Carol and Lorraine facing us|
|Clare, Philip, Andy and Claudia
|Mark and Philip
|After a visit to the pub, it was off to Broad Street
This is a double set of Sheepskins getting itself organised
|More of Sheepskins
This is the "Lead off Left" figure.
Mike, Linda and Carol are getting ready for the next bit
|Emma, Claudia and Andy dancing
In the band I can see Philip, Joe, Clare, Mark, Ali, Colin, MaryAnn and Ann
After the delights of Broad Street we went off to Cornmarket - no photos have turned up from there