35th. Day of Dance 2010
Back to Adderbury Morris
Mr. Harris gazes longingly in the direction of the Red Lion
after a lot of hard work and preparation by members of both teams the
sun shone on the thirty fifth day of dance and illuminated
beautifully the orange jackets of the employees of the private security
firm employed to quosh underage drinking and other unruly behaviour (see press report
Unfortunately Adderbury Morris are well beyond the point where underage
drinking would be an issue - can there be such a thing as 'overage
drinking'? Although there was a certain amount of unruly puffin related
behaviour the day on the whole went smoothly and sunnily.
began as usual at the Old Wheatsheaf with 17 dancers - others turned up
later, 8 musicians and one fool and were fortunate to have the occasion
brilliantly recorded by local historian and photographer Barry Davies.
Take a look at the photographs, it's almost as good as being there. We
also, for the first time for a while, had a team photo taken outside
the Old Wheatsheaf
for the rest of the day, well it was the usual programme, across the
Green to the Coach and Horses where an area outside the pub had been
coned off for us to dance in. this did not stop the die hard
traditionalists setting up over the road for Princess Royal. A stand
and a stop at the bell for lunch, flowers in the church, beer for
charity at the old White Hart, up to Manor Road and Le Halle Place and
back to the Bell for tea and cakes - many thanks to the caterers - and
then a final spot outside the Bell with Bloxham and the Village.
how did it all work out in the end? We can do no better than quote Mr.
Le Mare: "I went to the Adderbury Parish Council Day of Dance committee
meeting last night, and the feeling that everyone there had was how
well the day had gone and how pleased the village is with the results
of the extra security and publicity etc. So we will do much the same
next year with hopefully the police being there in the same numbers. We
understood that the Police were concerned with the way the road is
blocked to traffic by the Bell, (they should have been at the meeting)
so the council is looking into the viability of closing the road from
11.00 in the morning to 7.00 at night."