Rose and Castle weekend – july 2017

Back from an exceptional weekend in Towcester – a great weekend of dance food and fellowship – great weather, great dance sides, great food, great hosts (esses), great venues and great value – many thanks

I have no idea who took this sneaky shot – but must explain – Oliver was worn out from playing and I was empathising with him!  Plus it’s tough being his tour manager, beer buyer and dad!

img_1493First Stop Brackley – Blackheath Morris kick us off – with a joke before each dance – How many members of the Morris Ring does it take to change a lightbulb?rose-and-castle-17-001

Change!!!    Meanwhile we are pictured with the Mayor!rose-and-castle-17-004 Queen’s Oak our delightful joint hosts (esses)rose-and-castle-17-005

Morris kit 1 one – a bell padrose-and-castle-17-006 rose-and-castle-17-011 Stockport Morrisrose-and-castle-17-013 rose-and-castle-17-014Barbara thinks we’re on a fashion shoot!

Morris kit 2 – Socks and assorted curtain material!!rose-and-castle-17-016 rose-and-castle-17-017 Wrigley Headrose-and-castle-17-019

Wharf distillery – Dogs!


And Dacre and Mr Gumby and son!rose-and-castle-17-026 rose-and-castle-17-027 rose-and-castle-17-029

Morris kit 3 – a hatrose-and-castle-17-030

Morris kit 4 – sticky things! North Westrose-and-castle-17-032

Morris kit 5 –  A ‘Lagerphone’ without a drop of lager being spilled!rose-and-castle-17-034 rose-and-castle-17-035 Lead musician for the day takes time out to be a yoof!

One for Barbara who says piccies rarely flatter her! Thanks to her and Charlotte, Barbara, Mick

and Jim who kept Oliver company musically.  rose-and-castle-17-042rose-and-castle-17-038

Don’t ask – although I know you will!rose-and-castle-17-045

Can we gather round at the lock on Sunday for a photo – all facing the same way!rose-and-castle-17-048 rose-and-castle-17-053 rose-and-castle-17-055Phoenix Morris! rose-and-castle-17-056

Admiring fellow dancers!rose-and-castle-17-057 rose-and-castle-17-063 Country Gardens!

With thanks to Charlotte – she knows why!!