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Our 21st anniversary year celebrations - May 6th 2007


Winterbourn dancing Damson's Bridge at the White Horse.


And then back to the Church Hall for lunch.


And lunch


And lunch... Alan and Liv are modelling our new anniversary T Shirt, while Ann is modelling the back of it for the benefit of those who can't work out what it would have on the back.


The photo display inside the Hall. Kathy checking out how young we all looked back then, and wondering if there's a cure.


Lunch continues... and Mavis is left contemplating how it is her plate is suddenly empty. I think her friend has got designs on the next plate as well.


Colin from Priston Jubilee and some of Somerset Morris


Likewise, a bit of Priston Jubilee and a bit of Somerset... come on, it hasn't been that hard a day yet.


Steve trying to explain to Vanessa that one of the essential qualities of a slice of cake is that it is actually finite in size, and therefore at some stage it comes to an end.......


Lunch is over, and... Priston Jubilee Morris get us going again.


Terry in his finery. And that's just the beard.


Rag Morris... showing us how it's done down their way.


Winterbourn lining up for a dance. Now sometimes I can work out which dance it is from the number of dancers - this time I tried counting the number of feet and dividing by two, but something wasn't quite right......


Di and Terry sizing each other up... at the start of The Folly.


Alan doing the Broom Dance with a bit of extra support from his spare leg. Or was it extra hindrance? He was falling over half the time, the rest of us were falling over laughing.


Keynsham Brass Band... and an appreciative audience.


Cutting the Cake time


The concern on the young faces says it all.


What did you put in it, Dick?


The end of a happy day... Well fed, well danced, well chatted, well reminisced.


BBQ At Mavis's that evening. Ann describing to Sarah the principles underlying Do-It-Yourself palmistry.


Winterbourne Carnival the next day. It rained at our first spot, but by the time we arrived at our second.......


....the sun had come out


Susie... balancing well and happily at the end of.Down Parade. What you can't clearly see from this photo is that it needed eleven other dancers to hold her up.

But before we could celebrate, we still had to wake up before dawn a few days previously... Here we are with Rag Morris, on Brandon Hill on May Day 2007.


Winterbourn Down giving it their all again, in the rosy pink of dawn. How romantic. A pity Hugh can't stand up straight. Someone should tell him about using the other leg as well as an aid to achieve verticality.


Ashley's Rise... in action outside the White Horse in Hambrook, at the start of our 21st anniversary.

Di, Angela, Mavis and Carole B were the superb organisers of the celebration of Winterbourn Down Border Morris's 21st year. Many thanks to them. Somerset Morris, Bristol Rag, Ashley's Rise and Priston Jubilee came on the day to commiserate with us, and Keynsham Brass Band serenaded us in the afternoon. Terry and Alan led us all on a tour of Winterbourn Down's highways, byways, kissing gates and the White Horse as a pre lunch appetiser. Or maybe just to sample the delights of the kissing gates. Back in the Church Hall there was good nosh, lots of balloons and a great birthday cake made by Dick and Sally which was very well received. Alan had made a film from early videos of the side in action over the years, and this ran in a continuous loop in the Hall. A display of photographs and early memorabilia also attracted a lot of attention - in particular the paper clock face on a pole. It's too embarrassing to explain in public what this was for, but if you email me I'll send you the answer in a plain brown envelope. Maybe. Also Alan's extra leg. Likewise, not suitable for discussion before the 9pm watershed, but just check out the pictures below carefully.


Mandy happy as well - something to do with the ice-cream van in the background, maybe?


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