Monthly Archives: May 2012

Down by the canal with Hips and Haws

Dancers and musicians from Priston Jubilee Morris and Hips and Haws

The third of our Grand Diamond Jubilee Tour nights out led us to the Wiltshire border town of Bradford-upon-Avon, for an evening of dancing with clog side¬†Hips and Haws. The Canal Tavern was the setting and with yet another balmy May day, the crowds were out dining in the garden and excited to see some […]

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The passing of the flame…

Simeon Wakely carries the Olympic flame

With Morris dancing being overlooked as an Olympic sport, Somerset Morris and Priston Jubilee Morris decided to do the next best thing…dance. With the Olympic torch set to pass close-by to both sides on 22 May 2012, Bitton Railway (at a junction of the Bristol to Bath railway path) was chosen as a good spot […]

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A spot of dancing with Nonesuch Morris

Dancers of Priston Jubilee and Nonesuch Morris

With the sun finally making an appearance (along with the midges), the second of our Grand Diamond Jubilee Tour dates was held at The New Inn, overlooking Blagdon Lake, alongside special guest side Nonesuch Morris. We danced, they danced and then we both danced some more until the sun set over the lake and the […]

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Royal visit marks beginning of Jubilee Tour

Priston Jubilee Morris pose with HM The Queen

Monday 14 May saw the start of Priston Jubilee Morris’ Grand Diamond Jubilee Tour at the Butcher’s Arms in Farmborough with a very special royal visitor dropping by for an impromptu photo opportunity to mark this very special occasion. The locals were dazzled with the dancing skills as we performed outside the front entrance, with […]

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A soggy start to spring…

Group photo of Priston Morris on a damp May Day dawn

Plan A: a quick hill climb and a spot of dancing on top of Pressbarrow Hill, between the cow trough and newly planted Oak tree. Such a devastatingly simple plan in celebration of the dawn of May 1st that had worked for years, what could possibly go wrong? With provisional figures from the Met Office […]

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