Our final night dancing out, it has become a tradition that we finish at Fox and goose greywell – a truly lovely unspoilt pub in idyllic village, hard to believe it is only a couple of mins from the M3.
Warm and balmy – not always the weather we get in September. A good crowd, including many of our supportive friends and family out to enjoy the dancing and lively apres morris music session.
The dancing was good (even our picky squire side so!), especially some oldies but still plenty of general jollity and hooting. LORH (hats everywhere amongst the ladies!), Signposts and Bumpus were the picks. Millie’s Bequest – needing attention! Lovely contribution from the Crossman clan and an enthusiastic mass Shepherd’s Hey to finish. The Horse was around but apparently couldn’t be fussed to make an appearance. A small group of entranced Austrians were stunned to find such activity in a quiet village.
Off into the main bar en masse, a bit too morrissy for some customers who legged it but others seemed to enjoy the hubbub. Historically we have not been known as a singing/music session side, but, boy, times have changed. Two melodeons, two piano accordions, spoons, two drum things, 4 recorders/1p whistles, guitar, two flutes, a screeching chimp from dear old Hartlepool, a fiddle and contributions from SEVEN different singers kept us going ‘til late. The Fox & Goose is wonderfully generous and plates of tiptop sandwiches and chips sustained us – thank you. Beer was cracking as well – the Otter was very good.
Andy Pobjoy, Andrew Armitage, Chris Bartlett, Peter Stapleton, Steve Betts, Chris Chapple, Ryan Cooper, Baz Crossman, Dennis Hausen, David Wright, Gunther Clasen, Phillip Goddard, Ross Healey, Tim Lloyd, Ian Sutherland, Ian Young, Andy Young, Roderick Crane, Robin Acremancivvies, WFYH. Clan Young.