Morris Ring Meeting
Thaxted, 29-31 May 2009

A small team (of eight) attended the "75th Anniversary of the Morris Ring" meeting in Thaxted, Essex 

The Ring Meeting Team (L-R) Standing: Steve, Kevin, Geoff, Rob, Henry, Andrew, Alex
(L-R) Kneeling: Jasper

A lot of the Saturday tour was a bit disrupted by a BBC film team interviewing and getting into the 
dances (with one of the teams) and generally disturbing the flow of the pub stops (that'll kill any chance of Thelwall appearing).

Our fool, Kevin, is interviewed by the crew

The Saturday ends with a procession of Morris Teams (around 40 attended).
Two processions, one from each end of the village meet in the Market Square.

A Morris Mans view of the procession from the Rose and Crown

The feast was held in the church with a team photo (minus Andrew, the photographer)

A view from the pulpit


A visitor from Ile de France with Jasper and Andrew 
before she and her fellow travellers go off on a day trip (coach parked behind)

Procession from the Guildhall to the Church

Thelwall MM (left) ready themselves for the walk to the Church

During the service Greensleeves perform

For the Sunday Show Dance we perform "Jockey to the Fair", Ducklington 

L-R: Kevin, Alex, Andrew, Geoff, Steve, Rob and, just on, Jasper (musician)

In the capers, not a shadow remains connected with the foot

Highs (in order of occurrence)*
Friday food good, very hot and sunny, got through show dances without incident, Sunday buffet excellent
Lows  (in order of occurrence)*
BBC disruption (aided by NWMM), worst feast ever had,  poor organisation of musicians during Saturday display

*These comments are necessarily the same from the whole team - blame the webmaster

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Photographs © 2009: 
Juliet Green WAG of Chalice (Team Photo)
Another Ile de France Lady (Ile de France lady with Jasper and Andrew) 
Chap from Green Man MM (Show Ddance on Sunday)
Thelwall Morris Men (The Rest )
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Last updated 31 May 2009