This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of our local band of merry Morris dancers, Royal Oak Morris.
To celebrate, there was a mass Morris dancing celebration on the first Saturday in October where it all began, at the Royal Oak in Eydon.
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Eydon Royal Oak Morris, with guest
Another regular visiting troupe to the Royal Oak, the Brackley Morris men:
Hereburgh Morris from Harbury:
Braybrooke Morris from Market Harborough, with guests from various troupes:
I hadn’t seen Border morris teams performing in Eydon before: first up was Plum Jerkum from Warwick:
The Stony Steppers, clog dancers from Stony Stratford:
And last but not least , Kick Start, who are Appalachian dancers and another side from Harbury:
The second Border morris team was Wicket Brood, from Hertfordshire:
And finally, the musicians for the various troupes (I particularly liked the badge which said “I like fiddling with Morris men”) and a few spectators.
It seems fitting that the final image shows one of the founders of the Royal Oak Morris.
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