|The Morris Men of Little Egypt
May Day 2009
The Morris Men of Little Egypt gathered a little later this year - fifteen minutes later - at 5a.m. The idea was that there would be less standing around before the dancing started.
After standing around for some time, the dancing commenced. The sky was already brightening above Stanstead as a light mist kissed the trees in the valley below us.
With fine support from our gifted musicians we sped the plough in the hopes of a fine harvest for our local farmers, while the men who were not taking part looked on in rapt attention.
After a couple more dances including a massed Vandals we checked our
watches so that the traditional Ring O' Bells would conclude just as the sun rose over the hill.
As the sun broke fully through Squire Neville called for the first Kit Inspection of 2009.
We danced on but at 6.15 Neville declared it was high time we went along to the Angel.
Which we did and thanks to Kevin and Paula we all enjoyed
a most sumptuous breakfast. Ruth concluded the morning's festivities singing "A Perfect Day".