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Information Sheet 29th April 2019

By David Rowland

The Summer Is A-Coming And The Winter's Gone Away

INFORMATION SHEET w/c MONDAY, 29th APRIL, 2019

Monday, 6th May Scorton Bikes & Barrtows Festival
Names: S.Bonnet, L.Daniels, M.Halliday, D.Rowland, D.Wane
M.Bailey, G.Carson, B.Freedman, R.Smith, D.Thompson, A.Tipping,
& H.van Dijk
Kit: YELLOW sash on LEFT.
Parking: Last time it was on the right as you entered the village. Mike will have
Some parking permits.
Meet: FOR 1 pm start outside the church

Saturday, 11th May Balshaw’s HS Family Fun Day, Church Road, Leyland
Names: S.Bonnet, M.Halliday, Sue Jennings, D.Rowland, D.Wane
M.Bailey, G.Carson, B.Freedman, G.Godber, P.Molnar, R.Smith,
A.Tipping, H.van Dijk
Kit: BLUE sash on LEFT
Parking: Within the school grounds or on roads close by.
Meet: FOR 1pm start at the front door

Monday, 13th May
Practice in preparation for the Taster Workshop on Saturday, 18th. Next Info.Sheet.

Up-coming dates & events:-
Saturday, 18th May – Morris Taster Workshop at Leyland CC, 10:30 am – 2 pm.
Monday, 3rd June (evening) - Newton-le-Willows for a National Association of Women’s Clubs event
Thursday, 10th October (evening) – small group with Blackburn Artists. A couple more volunteers are needed, please. Names to Mike.

Dates & Events still pending:-
Saturday, 15th June – Leyland Festival
Saturday, 13th July – Leyland CC’s President’s Day (not with Malkin MD)
Saturday, 27th July (am) – Springfield Nursing Home, Coppull
Saturday, 7th September – Singleton Cloggers’ Day of Dance

....and some of those declined include 19/5 at Prestwich Gala; 1/6 at Longton Fete and an event at Warrington; 13/7 at Downham Hall Gardens Day

Saturday, 18th May –Taster Day
Mike’s put out some lists for you to sign, indicating places where you’d try to get a poster put up - and possibly leave some hand-outs as well. Please be diligent in this and help us get as wide a coverage as possible for the event.
If two of you think of the same venue, please discuss!!
If you have other ideas for publicity, please don’t be backward at coming forward!

Odds & Ends
1. Some of you will no doubt remember past-member David Garstang. RS came across him recently at a local craft event, demonstrating his cane and rush-bottom chair seating skills. His daughter was demonstrating quilling alongside him. As time goes by he gets to look more and more like his dad, with an even more luxuriant beard! Another past member RS met up with recently was Kevin Downham. He’s now living in Leicestershire and

has gone back into plying his trade as a Chaplain in the Prison Service. He’s also playing and dancing with Rutland MM.
RS was giving a talk to the ladies of Moss Side WI recently, whose number included no less than four who’d danced – as girls – in the St James’ Morris Team; one of them when the team began in 1946. Kath Harvey, who used to employ Neil Chadwick as an undertaker’s mute, was there too and asking after Neil
Apparently, on Easter Saturday there was an unidentified Morris team taking part in the fracking protest on the Fylde.
Last Tuesday Barry was tuned into Radio 4 Extra and picked up on reporter Claudia Hammond visiting Jockey MM (Birmingham) at practice and then going out with them on their Plough Monday Tour in the city. All good, positive reporting too.

Updated 13:41 - 30 Apr 2019 by David Rowland

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