Monday, June 18, 2012

London's Answer to the Saddleworth Rushcart

(not any doing of London Pride Morris Men...)
I went around a corner on Sunday and bumped into a Juggernaut:
... Or more accurately a Jagannatha celebration I couldn't help thinking that there had maybe some synchronicity between this and the Saddleworth Rush Cart

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Morris Dancer v Diablo

I have to share this image sent to me by Izaak:
(should I add that Diablo is a computer game that I have been known to play?)

Thursday, June 07, 2012

More West Wickham Pictures

Ken Bryan and Lucy Wood from West Wickham have sent us pictures and thanks for our performance at the Diamond Jubilee Fair there. Here they are. Lucy's is the last one, the rest are from Ken. 

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

West Wickham Diamond Jubiliee

Saturday 2 June, we danced at the West Wickham Diamond Jubilee fete, ably supported by musicians from Jeremy's Black Pig band.

We started at the Swan for lunch and a show outside the pub, then headed down to the grass arena at the Coney Hall Recreation Ground.

The only photos I have are of Jeremy dancing to Peter's hurdy gurdy.

Thank you all for coming to my neck of the woods!

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Angel Festival painting

Beryl Windsor who organises the Angel Canal Festival sent me a rather wonderful picture painted by her son-in-law Nick Walker of LPMM dancing in 2011
(apologies that it's taken a couple of months before posting it!)

We're dancing on the zebra crossing outside the Prince of Wales
Beryl has some photos too, she says: "the ones I like best are where there are no feet touching the ground!"

We'll be back this year on the first Sunday in September, looking forward to it

Friday, June 01, 2012

Notting Hill

We were in Notting Hill on Thursday, to the Elephant and Castle, where we've been coming for 50 years or more, since the legendary days when the club would retire to Webber's rooms locally, and the Gedford Bardens tradition was formed, and, to one of our favourite pubs: the Uxbridge Arms, in what locals call "Hillgate Village"
It's just tucked away south of Notting Hill gate itself but there's quite a different feel than the bleak modernity of the bit by the underground station

Here's a photo of us outside the Uxbridge Arms, which is all decked out for the Jubilee: