Having had a good day out at the Macclesfield Treacle Market just before Christmas, at the invitation of Adlington Morris, although it was extremely busy, we decided another “out of season” outing was in order. The Treacle Market organisers were very welcoming, and the weather was as kind as you can expect in late February.… Continue reading Macclesfield Treacle Market
We were wondering where to go for last outing of the summer… this pub, that pub??? But we don’t need a pub, do we… lets just think about a nice spot. Bingo, Fernilee Reservoir; there is a nice bit of tarmac road to nowhere in particular, and now the Toddbrook Dam emergency is over, a… Continue reading Fernilee Reservoir
Chapel Morris, the organisers of the Buxton Day of Dance are so hard-core they organised a few sides to meet up with them for a Sunday bash after the Saturday dancing epic. This was a great opportunity as most of us had been in Powderkegs kit on Saturday. Different kit, different dances, and more revelry!… Continue reading Buxton Day of Dance Extra!
The Rambler Inn is in a picturesque spot nesting near the foot of Grindslow Knoll, at least it is when the weather is fine, which it was, if a little windy. Here we are stepping back, doing our 4-person signposts, and Bank of the Three. Can you tell: a) which dance each photo depicts, b)… Continue reading The Ramber Inn, Edale, with Chapel Morris
What a scorcher! Everyone was glad to be dancing turns-about with another side. Leek Morris were their usual cheerful and fun-loving selves, and made us very welcome. Heaps of food for lunch in the nicely cool scout hut, but not so much to make the dancing uncomfortable in the afternoon. Thanks to Kate Ridley for… Continue reading A Day Out with Leek Morris
We had a good evening out with Adlington in Marple Bridge in 2018, so we thought we should arrange to meet up again in 2019. Several of us had previously been to the White Lion with Powderkegs, but not for a few years. They have a good dancing space in their car park, which they… Continue reading White Lion, Disley, with Adlington Morris Men
Having had our initial booking for June 9th cancelled, we couldn’t just let it go. The Beehive we said! It’s one of the best Morris venues in the High Peak, so with a nod from the landlord, a skeleton crew descended on the spot…
The Fox |nn is a lovely wayside pub in a backwater near New Mills. These days the tarmac ends, and the bridle-ways start at the pub. We were guests of our good friends at Chapel Morris (no longer Chapel Morris Men), managing to occupy the only piece of level ground nearby with fun-filled capering!
One of the less usual dance spots this, but the pub is very welcoming, plying us with free beer and pork pies. It was a barely-planned gig: “we’re all free, why dont we do something?” So we did! Followed by a brief-ish session in the pub.
Back to our “regular”… a first outing for our version of “Bleddy-Bamp”, a rather fun combination of Bledington Saturday Night and a Bampton Dance to the tune of Just as the Tide was Flowing, for which the audience were provided with word sheets and encouraged to sing the song. They did! Cracken gets a quality… Continue reading Keeping Warm at the Old Hall Inn