As mentioned before - in fact, as mentioned in EVERY
report - Little Egypt have always known how to
Little Egypt has also always been very good at establishing traditions.
For most of the Side's existence, Christmas has been a time to have
a jolly good knees up, mainly, of course, on Boxing Day, but also on the occasion of the Christmas Dinner.
The 2005 Dinner was another huge success. Masterminded, as before, by the inestimable Martin Cleverdon -
he who has so much common sense, he always keeps his feet on the ground -
the event took place this year on 10 December at the Cock and Bell in L*ng M*lford.
Several traditions were maintained; one or two were invented; some may last.
Here, with apologies to "Hello!"
magazine - are some pictures of those who attended, and some details of the events which occurred.
I have to apologise that, during the course of the evening, my limited band of photographers were unable to keep control of their
equipment, and, inadvertently, exchanged them for a brief while with those who, it seems, were recording what must have been
a neighbouring "do" which involved rather more "ritual" among the brothers attending.
This explains the otherwise inexplicable presence of one or two guests wearing "Black Tie" - a form of
dress totally out of keeping with the origins and ethos of the Morris Men of Little Egypt.
I sincerely hope regular visitors will not be offended by this breach of MMLE etiquette.
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