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|A 90th Birthday tea at the Old Smithy at Godshill|
|Dilys with Sue our guest musician
||Lizzie and Dilys
|Peter capturing a moment
||Sue, Geof and Lizzie, discussing the finer points!
|We were pleased to be asked to dance at a wedding at the very beautiful, Ventnor Botanic Garden|
|Just some of the guests
||Bride and Groom first dance !!
|We presented them with their own stick as a memento
||And then we had another dance.
|A Lovely day out at Northbrook House to celebrate the Queen's Birthday with the residents|
|Most of the cast for the day (Where's Geoff, another ice cream?)
||See Geoff was there !
|What a lovely old building.
||And then we had a trip on the Birthday Special.
|A very enjoyable dance and session with the Wight Bells at the Pilot Boat July 2016|
|First dance out by our newest member Janet (middle)
||Theyr'e plotting something!!||White Bells Joan
|Mel Wendy and Peter
||Bruce Kath and Den
||Georgie in fine voice
|Hasn't that Waitrose sale finished yet, Andy??
||Peter inspiring a dance
||And Elaine and Mel just courldn't resist it!
|Brilliant Blues - just happened by!
Sticks from an Ancient
Kershaw from Oxford City Morris presented a new set of sticks to Wendy,
Scrivenor during the dance out at the Pilot Boat. Many
thanks for these George, we will "try" to look after them!!
|George presents the sticks to Wendy
||John,our chief stick breaker, thinks" I'll soon snap them!|
The sticks come
from Brasenose Wood – a ancient traditional coppice woodland forming part of
capacity as Quarter Master for Oxford City Morris side, he is responsible for
ensuring a constant supply of good quality sticks, both long and short, for the
side. He decided he needed to harvest
some fresh sticks in Autumn 2015, as usual from Brasenose Woods.
George remembered Wendy commenting during a walk earlier that year, that Morris sticks have a limited life and he thought he would prepare some extra sticks for Guith Morris
Notes on stick production
The best time to
cut Hazel is during Autumn after the leaves have fallen. The sticks need to be cut at least 150mm
longer than required, to allow for cracking at the ends.
Having dried out sufficiently the bark and any side shoots or irregularities need to be removed using a Stanley ‘SurForm’ fitted with a ridged blade (5-21-508).
George Kershaw Quarter Master for Oxford City Morris
|Our second foray to Swanage festival September 2016|
A great time was had by all, more photos to follow
|Dilys and John ( starting to regrow! )
||Jane and Sue||John, Cliff (every village has got one!) and Liz
|Jillie, Georgie and Andy
||Elaine, Dilys, Georgie hiding and that bloke again!
||Sue and Wendy giving the session a bit of welly
|Dilys and Lizzie extracting money with smiles