Wakefield Morris Diary 2018

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****** JANUARY ******

****** FEBRUARY ******
Sat 24th Wakefield Rhubarb Festival, will the "Tarts" be out as well we wonder.

****** MARCH ******
Sat 31st Wakefield City for an Easter Walking Tour

****** APRIL ******
Mon 2nd Gawthorpe 55th World Coal Carrying Contest. The first running of this event was to raise funds for the maypole procession (see below).
Sat 21st Horwich Prize Medal Morris Day of Dance. A chance to compare the possible variations in "Horwich Original"?
Thu 26th Denby Dale Brownies workshop/demo at 6pm.

****** MAY ******
Tue 1st Allerton Bywater Scouts from 7.45-9pm.
Sat 5th Gawthorpe Maypole Procession.
Mon 21st Dance out at the Flower Pot Hopton.
Tue 22nd Allerton Bywater Scouts from 7.45pm to 9pm.
Thu 24th Ossett Rainbows,Brownies and Guides from 6pm to 7.45pm.
Mon 28th Practice for Beercart Festival at Boon's Yard Horbury.

****** JUNE ******
Fri 1st-Sun 3rd The now traditional Ossett Beercart Festival. Traditional being anything that happens at about the same time on more than one occasion of course and not the celebration of some ancient ritual whilst wearing funny clothes; Hmmm there may be two reasons for this being traditional then.
Mon 11th Dance Out -Blacksmith's Arms Kirkheaton
Wed 13th Dance out with White Rose and Hexadaisy at The Polka Hop Wakefield. The Polka Hop being the former Bull and Fairhouse which is now owned by the teams very own John Earnshaw. CANCELLED
Sat 16th Horbury Street Fair starting at 11:30. The Street Fair now with a new management committee and still hanging in there.
Mon 18th Dance out with Five Rivers at Spencer's Arms Cawthorne. REVISED VENUE.
Mon 25th Dance out at the New Inn Walton.REVISED VENUE.

****** JULY ******
Sun 1st Britannia Coconut Dancers Day of Dance Bacup.
Mon 2nd Dance out with Rhubarb Tarts at the George Upper Denby. REVISED VENUE.
Mon 9th Dance out Ripon Morris Men at the Olde Sun Inn Colton. REVISED VENUE.
Thu 12th The Mustard Pot, Chapel Allerton, Leeds with the Buttercross Belles. Note the start is 7:30.
Sat 14th Ossett Gala followed by Denby Dale Scarecrow at the White Hart.
Mon 16th Dance out with Sheffield Morris Men at the Kings Arms Heath Common.
Sat 21st White Rose Morris 65th Anniversary Weekend in Huddersfield.
Mon 23rd Dance out with Boggarts Breakfast at the Olde Red Lion in Main Street Grenoside. This is a late change from the Cow and Calf which the secretarial team from Wakefield found locked and shuttered when they went to sort out advertisments for the dance out. Congratulations to Anne and Ian on finding a new venue at short notice and to the manager at the Olde Red Lion for saying he'll have four real ales on tap for the night.
27th-29th Customs and Exiles weekend of dance at Hayling Island.

****** AUGUST ******
Mon 6th Presentation to Fernandez Brewery of the certificate for their winning beer at the Beercart Festival. The beer was Black Voodoo by the way and the start time is 8pm.

****** SEPTEMBER ******
Friday to Sunday 7th-9th Bromyard Folk Festival which will be a first for the team at this long established festival.
Fri 14th The Polka Hop opening event. Delayed from the 13th of June this evening event see's team founder member John Earnshaw taking on the mantle of publican and mine host.

****** OCTOBER ******

****** NOVEMBER ******
Sat 24th Wakefield City Annual Pre Christmas Walking Tour starting at 12 noon.

****** DECEMBER ******

26th Boxing Day at the Kings Arms, Heath Common. 12.30 pm

* Evening dance out means about 8.00pm or thereabouts (ish). If the musicians want to have a session this is the time to get it together.

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