Anker Ring meeting 2015

A Mayhem of Morrismen

A Mayhem of Morrismen

Anker Morris Men’s 40th birthday celebrations seemed the perfect opportunity for some of the younger members of the side to experience a meeting of the Morris ring. I believe that Lassington Oak hasn’t attended a ring meeting for around ten years making this a special weekend for us as well.

The weekend kicked off on Friday with food at the venue and a great session at the White Lion thanks to Jess and Richard Arrowsmith for hosting it.

Saturday was full of dancing at various locations around Nuneaton with plenty of singing and tunes on the bus. The quality of the dancing from everyone was high and we were pleased that our dancing was well received.

The weekend finished with more display and massed dances from the various sides involved on the Sunday unfortunately we needed to leave a little early and didn’t see the weekend through to the complete end.

Thank you Anker for a superbly organised and thoroughly enjoyable weekend we’re looking forward to seeing all of you again at your ale.

Morris 18-30(ish)

Some of the lads chillin' at Morris 18-30

Some of the lads chillin’ at Morris 18-30

The 18-30 weekend began with drinks at the Old plough in Birstall just outside Leicester on Friday with a practice session in the hall in between a little ale was consumed.

Saturday was a slow start, perhaps a little too much ale was consumed, but a fry up later we were all dancing our socks off at various venues around Leicester town centre. The small but perfectly formed Lassington Oak contingent enthusiastically danced as many dances as possible. We then moved back to the hall for the feast and more singing and drinking.

Sunday saw us all dancing at Bradgate park with plenty of Leicester Morris men did and despite sore heads, legs and various other body parts we made a good show of it with dancing near the ruins of Bradgate House.

Thanks to Matt for doing a good job of Squire and to Leicester Morris Men for their support and help in organising a great weekend for young Morris.

Sharing the fun were Leicester, Jockey, Lassington Oak, Leominster, Whitchurch, Great Yorkshire, Utrecht, Ebor, Leeds, Moulton, Letchworth, Wakefield and Kemp’s Men

Tom the most senile* man in town
(*Sorry that should be sensible!)