Join us at 2.45. pm. onwards as we help celebrate Jane Grant’s nuptials. You will have the added bonus of congratulating the blushing bride and her beau, during what will be a wonderful occasion.
Our usual spots on the Village Green, morning and afternoon with our specialist wassailing presentation in the Cider Tent later in the afternoon. Timings to follow. And belatedly, here they are!
Village Green. 11.30. am. 2.30. pm.
Cider Tent. 3.30. pm.
Dance spots throughout the town, with 50 or so different sides, with a spectacular, amazingly popular, well-attended procession for about half a mile from the old cricket field to the market square. Further details as they emerge. And here they are:-
11.30. am. The Square
12.30.pm. The Green Man
4.00. pm. Salamander.
10.30. am. Cook Row.
12.00. pm. Salamander.
1.30. pm. The Olive Branch.
2.30. pm. High st. off Crown Mead.
Further information about the festival as a whole is available from the Wimborne Folk Festival website.
Catch us at all manner of different times throughout the site at this beautifully newly-realised folk festival, nestling in its new idyllic surroundings under the watchful eye of the White Horse, carved into the wonderful Wiltshire chalk Downs.
As Summer slips off gently into Autumn, this Festival rounds off the dancing season in warm seaside style. Dancing on the promenade, pier and in the town with a truly rigorous processional. Catch us if you can.
This event is one of the foremost in the Holt Morris calendar. We practice at this venue almost every Thursday during the year, unless we are privileged to be dancing-out ot one of our favourite local hostelries. So we reward ourselves, Club and Side, both exemplary institutions in their own rights, with a seasonal celebration of our mutual respect and admiration which includes dance, esoteric community singing, fine fooding and drinking and general bonhomie.
This year we shall be joined, as usual, by our good friends Hips and Haws and Belles Angels, and as has also become traditional, by the Bathampton Morris Mummers, who turn up in their own good time whether invited or not. Our own Bertie Wright, rapidly becoming a "Master of Melodion" may well treat us to a piece or two in his own inimitable style, and of course our own musicians will entertain us in theirs.
Early arrival after 7.30. pm is recommended to secure a seat and a pint or two of Timothy Taylor’s "Landlord" which is almost inevitably the guest of choice for this occasion, but which often disappears before the evening is concluded.
This holiday extravaganza is without doubt one of the finest community celebrations in the country. It is a day of dance, boules competition on the village green, cross-generational community singing and the kind of spontaneous indulgence that two totally packed out pubs guarantee.
Our and Belles Angels’ dancing contribution begins at:- (rough timings)
Little Parks 10.00. am
Fir Lawn 10.45. am
Holt Superstore 11.30. am
The Village Green 12. 15. pm
The Tollgate Inn 12.45/ 1.00. pm
There then follows the best part of the day... An afternoon/evening of totally spontaneous music and singing led by Mr John Bond, Mr Sid Bloomfield, Mr Patrick Cousins, Mr Jonathan Nibbs and Holt Morris Musicians, and any other fuelled individual who cares to make a contribution, at "The Old Ham Tree," supported by Sam and Steph’s much-valued encouragement.
See you then.