May Day

Happy May Day to one and all

A big thank you to those hardy folk who turned out yet again to watch the assembled Morris family welcome in the Summer (?!) on the summit of May Hill. With clouds covering the sky, it was not a classic day, but it stayed dry and it was reasonably balmy (as much as 5.20 am on a hill in the cloud can be), so that’s two positives.

The May Day regulars of Forest of Dean MM and Lassington Oak MM were this year joined by Wild Oats Morris and new, Cheltenham based, side The Tattered Court; plus not forgetting Joe from Anker MM and Ian from Wickham Morris.

Dancing started at 5.20 am with the Morris call played by Gillian Guest (Bottom photo) and at some point the clouds got lighter, so the sun must have risen. We duly waved to our friends Kits Coty Morris in Maidstone and then to Stoud Morris and Gloucestershire MM on Painswick beacon. Bill also had a phone interview with BBC Radio Gloucestershire (Yes you can get signal!!), which some of you early risers may have heard.

The morning festivities were capped with the now traditional breakfast at May Hill Village Hall. A big thank you to all the volunteers who fed and watered us yet again and a big thank you also to the musicians and singers who entertained after breakfast.