The Morris Men of Little Egypt are full of tradition.
Perhaps the oldest, and most-honoured, is the Boxing Day Dance.
The tradition has many aspects, and several depths, the deepest of which is the "Mustering At The Squire's".
2011 would be no different
The first thing everyone remarked on was the weather - last year we were dancing and mumming on a snow covered Angel Inn car park, this year was dry and, for the time of the season, a balmy 12C.
As usual Squire had invited us to gather at his house for a pre-dancing livener and this year we had three fine ales to sample -
Woodforde's Wherry and Norfolk Nog and Nethergate's
Geoff unveiled the new stick trolley as a replacement for the aging original which had for some time been in danger of exploding under the weight of sticks. And very smart it was too, with hand painted images of certain members of the side on the side.