This is the 2015 diary for Winterbourn Down Border Morris. The status shows whether a commitment has been made to dance at the event. The comments are for any snippets about or after the event. Further information will be added as it becomes available.
We practise most Mondays; But in the summer we alternate practices in the village hall with practices at local pubs - a schedule is posted below. Regular practices in All Saints Church Hall start again some time in September.
Saturday 10th Jan
We were invited to Stroud Wassailing day. 13 of us plus Roland spent the morning dancing around Stroud with half a dozen other sides. We learnt a bit more about the many different types of Wassailing. Finishing in time to have a good lunch at The Old Lodge Minchinhampton Common.
Thursday 16th April
Practice at North Road Primary School
Saturday 18th April
Bristol JMO Day of Dance
Friday 1st May
Downend Beaver Group
Stroud Wassailing day
Saturday 2nd May
Upton on Severn Folk Festival
Monday 4th May
Winterbourne Down Carnival
Monday 11th May
The Swan at Swineford BS30 6LN
Dance out with Priston Jubilee Morris
Tuesday 2nd June The Tunnel HouseInn at Coats GL7 6PW
Dance out with Styx Morris
Monday 8th June The Upton at Upton Cheyney BS30 6LY
Monday 15th June The Riverside at Saltford BS31 3EZ
Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June Teignmouth Folk Festival
Monday 29th June Dance out at The Rose & Crown Pucklechurch
Monday 6th July Dance out at The Beaufort, Hawkesbury Upton GL9 1AU
Saturday 18th July Frampton Cotterell Festival
Sunday 20th September Tetbury Food Festival
Sunday 4th October Orchard Day Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Saturday 26th December Boxing Day dancing with the mummers of Winterbourne Down
20th July - last dance out before summer break? Old Royal Ship at Luckington
Enjoyed our trip to the seaside, not many ice-creams though, but we had to drink a lot because of the sun-shine.(Ha Ha Ha) After two days of dancing from dawn to dust we were glade when we took off our bells.
13th July Dance out a The Anchor at Oldbury on Severn
Smiley faces before the village carnival.
What a day we had In Bristol! Finale in Millennium Square with the Widders! A view from the mirror ball.
Here’s a youtube link by Alex Turner of Hugh’s Mistake
Saturday 5th December - Christmas on the Hill Staple Hill Carnival
Starting with the procession again this year we had a great reaction from the crowds with a fantastic atmosphere.
Our procession dance well honed worked well and gave a glimpse of more to come for those who followed us to the square.
It was our first opportunity to dance the 12 up version of “Upton Stick” which went well and was well received judging by the applause and reaction of the crowds.
Another good pre-Christmas performance giving us the chance to practise for Boxing Day and have a jolly good time too!!
Although the crowds were not as big the enthusiasm was still as good, we like to thank all the people who put some money in the buckets. We were up by £200 making it £689