Friday, 26 December 2008

Boxing Day at Willaston

Today was sunny, bright and cold, so I wrapped up well to go to Willaston to watch Mersey Morris Men. Driving into Willaston, I got a sense of deja vu - I did a kimono talk there several years ago, at the hall behind the dancers in the photos.

More fun than battling through the Boxing Day sales!

The Christmas cake -

Dancing on -

The first dance was "Heddington Quarry" (Constant Billy) - here is a clip of Westminster Morris Men dancing this.
"Wirral Hundred" dance -

Border Morris stick dance - sorry, can't remember which one!


Mockbeggar Morris are a North West Morris side from Willaston -

Molly dancing, a tradition from East Anglia, also by Mersey Morris Men - see video clip here (someone got that up on youtube very quickly!)

Glyn managed to take a photo across the dance, with me in the middle, snapping the last few photos - I'm hiding behind the camera, kneeling down & wearing a wooly hat with "ears" (it was so cold!)

They are dancing out on New Year's Day, at the Plasterer's Arms in Hoylake, from 12 noon onwards. See you there?

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