200819 George & Dragon, Swallowfield Bull, Barkham

No photos from this vent, so we’ve added a good crop from Barton’s Mill, taken by Larry Bain.

Lovely evening, a bit fresher than recent Tuesdays out – perfect for two great country pubs.

George & Dragon is virtually chez Armitage! We were delighted to see all the tables filled with enthusiastic family (Baz, Andy P and Andy A) and friends who encouraged and roared us on all through the set. It’s brilliant to have this level of support.

Rod complained that the dancers shoes were getting dirty and dusty – cheek! The game for the rest of the evening was to kick gravel & dust over the musicians pristine shoes… J …to shouts of ‘gerrof’! Our crowd need little prompting to get up and have a go in our ‘joinny inny’ ‘Shepherd’s Hey’. All went well until the besmocked Fool turned right in the pub, not left, boxing him and the misc dancing mob into a corner! Dusk falling we headed off to Barkham, not without incident on the backroads.

Bull is a great old pub, but VERY quiet that night – just a few vans. The pub had a problem with gas and the vans belonged to gasmen desperately trying to get the gas back on. Undeterred we beered up (Rebellion IPA was very good) and danced on with plenty of noise and gusto – the audience comprising two lovely ladies and clan Crossman. Noisy applause for George and the rest of the family for completing an arduous sponsored event – bloomin’ well done! A generous landlady gave generously to the hat, thank you. A few tunes from Gunther in the garden finished the evening.


Andy Pobjoy, Andrew Armitage, Peter Stapleton, Mike Clarke, Steve Betts, Tom Brady, Greg Chris Chapple, Baz Crossman, Dennis Hausen, Gunther Clasen, Phil Goddard, Ross Healey, Rod Crane, Robin Acreman in civvies, WFYH,



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