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  • February 3rd. The Winchester Feast

    The Men who had been working with the Scouts the previous evening were now joined by James and Steve in place of John L for the journey down to Stockbridge in Hampshire, as guests of Winchester Morris. This annual event featured a few gentle speeches, some campfire songs in mock sailors’ accents, a couple of…

  • February 2nd.  Dancing with Bathampton Scouts

    February 2nd. Dancing with Bathampton Scouts

    We had a wonderful couple of hours dancing with the boys, girls and leaders of Bathampton Scouts. Our Bag (who lives close-by) fixed the gig up; Andy masterminded it; Richard, Johns L and S and myself also participated. Not only was it hugely enjoyable, but it was noteworthy for the utterly outrageous programme that Andy…

  • Practice 18th January

    We agreed that ‘Riggs of Doom’ will be our show dance for the Winchester Feast, and practised it a few times: maybe a few more times in 2 weeks’ time before the feast. Not a great turnout, understandably due to the freezing weather. ‘Maid and the Palmer’ practised with 5 dancers (Foreman alternating in positions…

  • Sunday Evening on Squiremaking Day

    Sunday Evening on Squiremaking Day

    Welcome to our new Blog, and thanks to David the Bagman for setting all this up. The Plough Sunday church service, and the most excellent meal are now over. Despite my view that all these traditional rituals are complete nonsense, they have a certain charm, and were very enjoyable to be part of. Now is…

  • Plough Sunday Service and Squiremaking

    Plough Sunday Service and Squiremaking

    What a day we had on Plough Sunday! It started with us joining the congregation at Horningsham Church for their Plough Sunday service. It’s a lovely church, with angels carved into the beams. But very cold – must remember to wear another layer next year. After the farmers had been up to help bless the…

  • Coming in the New Year

    Season’s Greetings! This is the first post on our new blog, as part of our new website, set up by our new Bagman, and in this case, written by our soon-to-be new Squire. By now our current squire, Ken, will be in his new home in Horwich, Lancashire – and all of us will want to…