The second revived annual walking tour started with the gathering at The Pickering Arms - spiritual home of the team
The team prepare themselves for the evening that is to come, but first...
...the presentation of "The belt" to Malcolm marking the end of his apprenticeship with the team
First stop with several of the residents coming out to watch.
Bringing a bell to ring to announce our arrival helped a bit.
Off we go, with "Little Johnny England"
Tip of the stick to the ground behind
Some roundy bits
Again, a few residents came out to watch
A pleasant surprise here - a crowd had formed to greet us
(well, about 5 people).
More came out to watch following the bell and the music striking up.
The airborne morris also occurs in other dances
A new dance to us, The Rose Tree. Though it is one of our usual dances, but a different tune
Three-quarters of the set doing a back-to-back with perfect stepping in unison
The ring in Ring o' Bells...
...and the big finish
L-R: Jasper, Pierre and Del
(The musicians, but you didn't need me to tell you that).
Once again the noise brought out some residents - no, not to tell us to be quiet
The set dances a foot-down in a Bampton dance whilst the non-dancers show complete disinterest
Andrew poses for the camera (half a second earlier and he would have been airborne, too.
A "dangerous" stick dance to end this spot
Only the devoted followers stuck it out tothe bittere end.
Headington's "Laudnum Bunches" with fancy folded hankies...
...which end with an "OI" together
Geoff dances in laid back mode, puffing on his pipe
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Some point during our last dance - Skirmish