Blists Hill - Victorian Town
The day started raining, and we got to Blists Hill not long after opening time (of the museum, not the pub).
Things didn't go too well - the coach driver couldn't get the bus
into reverse gear, so asked the teams present to push him back up the
incline so that he didn't crash through the bollards into a ditch on
travelling the only way the coach wanted to go.
The goods shed was the wet weather option for dancing, which we took up, and
also took a team photo with
some "in character" Victorians and Jane, the events organiser - its not too difficult to spot which is which
You will spot, however, that the whole team isn't there - someone had to take the picture
Next stop was lunch at an Elizabethan (the 2nd) pub in Church Aston, whose name escapes me
After the show it's another pub, where Thelwall were the only team to dance outside!!
The evening feast gave the opportunity to have a proper team photo
L-R: Steve, Henry, Dave, Rob, Jasper, Andrew, Geoff, Kevin
The procession to Brewood Church - Thelwall Morris Man's eye view...
After the service there was some Massed Dancing
intermingled with each team giving a show dance
Raring to go - all set for a massed Young Collins
Thelwall's Show dance was "Rodney" from Headington Quarry
In the crowd a guest appearance from Jim, a non-dancing, non-musician,
non-turning up to practices Thelwall Morris Man.
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