2006 Calendar

2006
January
1st The Star at Sulgrave Good start to New Year, even if no one watched us.
22nd Wassailing at Ryton Gardens With Elephant up a pole, and many others we did not know! 
April
23rd The Boat, Stoke Bruerne St George's Day with Rose & Castle plus about 8 others. First meeting with Shore Tars Rapper.
27th The Windmill at Badby First dance out for Rambling Sailor and Millie’s Bequest.
May
1st May Day celebrations, Brackley Market Place, 5.30 am Richard’s first day as Squire went off very well. Long day – Brackley, Weston, Abthorpe and Greens Norton for lunch! With Brackley, Aynho Apricots and Northampton. (Good sausages!)
4th The Coach & Horses Daventry then Daventry High Street. With Elephant up a Pole (who got lost and were an hour late) and then on to a massive curry at Popadoms. Dancing in High St at 9 o’clock produced an audience, including many India waiters who did this sort of stuff back home.
11th The Avon at Avon Dassett  With Hereburgh Morris, who had 7 new members dancing out – and very well too! Finish with a mass, 3 team, ‘Vandals’.
18th The Plough, Everdon Very windy, but Everdon did us proud with an audience all the way through! The pub failed us as they ran out of beer, so we had to rush over to the Windmill at Badby for a last pint.
25th The Swan at Milton Keynes Village Good fine night with Old Mother Redcaps, Stony Steppers and Shore Tars Rapper.
June
6th George & Dragon, Chacombe Dancing with Brackley Morris. Pat C dances the Clogs and the pub provides a vegetable curry afterwards. Pity the beers weren’t up to much!
9th - 11th Wimborne Folk Festival Cracking weather and a good weekend. As usual we manage to lose people in supermarkets, in this case Kevin L and David B!
15th Royal Oak; Eydon With Adderbury Morris
17th Byfield Fete, They remembered to pay us this time for 2, 15 minute, spots.  And we deserved it as it was very very hot.  So hot that the colour of Pat C's face was remarked upon in the Parish Magazine.  Another fine decisive outing for Squire Tidmarsh.
21st The Olde Sun, Nether Heyford With Rose & Castle Morris.
22nd The White Hart, Sherington Another pleasent night, with Caddington Blues and Bedfordshire Lace.
24th Towcester Music Festival In the Market Place with a good audience. We danced well, even when the Milton Keynes Pipe Band decided to play on the same spot.
25th Bloxham Steam Rally Huge Rally spread over several fields,  we were lost outside the Beer Tent dancing on rough grass.
29th Red Lion, Evenley With Aynho Apricots & Jabberwocky. A good evening; even if Kevin L got blown over by a slight breeze.
July
1st  St Albans Festival Where David B walked off with someone’s melodeon and David T and Pat C ‘collected’ the sticking in a circle from New Esperance Morris.
6th Blue Lias at Stockwell Bit a a dull night as everybody went home early after the dance.
8th Crockwell Farm, Eydon Dancing at wedding and got the 2 best men(?) up dancing ‘Room for the Cuckolds’ – quite well really.
13th Carpenter’s Arms, Lower Boddington Pretty rough dancing in front of a mainly young audience
15th Sulgrave, 21st Birthday party then at the Star A fine example of how the other half live led onto PC discussions on dress sense, and the apparent non-effects of gravity. Good pig though!
20th Globe at Long Street, Hanslope Quiet dance at back of pub to party of Americans. One lady joins in.
22nd Ducklington Day of Dance Who could forget the ‘Wet Tee Shirt Morris’ performed by Windsor Morris, or indeed Stoney Stratford’s Resurrection in the rain (or Old Mother Redcaps 'Umberella Dance' or Brighton Morris or Pat (Status Quo) Eaton’s last comeback tour.
23rd Tadmarton Garden Party/fete for the Red Cross. Exhaustion sets in as 6 dancers perform on grass for third time in four days. They did  like us though.
August
1st Eastcote With Queens Oak.  Excellent evening! There were only five dancers which put us on our mettle so the dancing, in the circumstances, was really good.
4th – 6th Morris up a Mountain Walked over the top westwards up and down dale to the Tafarn Dwynant (Two Waters) pub at Ceinws for lunch and then danced on the quayside at Aberdyfi in the evening. On Sunday we went to Dinas Mawddy and danced first at the Meirion Mill and then at the Llew Coch (Red Lion) pub at lunchtime.
September
3rd Wallingford Bunkfest We danced well, which surprised us as we hadn’t met for 4 weeks! A stormy weekend; but ok on the day. Lin dances with Outside Capering Crew and Berkshire Bedlams. Big curry night.
7th White Horse, Norton Dancing for chips again.
October
 19th Carpenter’s Arms, Lower Boddington This years AGM, with caption competition and Suduko accounts.
November
25th Bedworth Folk Festival  
December
17th Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury Dancing for the Samaritans; followed by Christmas Party at Jane and Glyn's.