The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Worth Doing Twice

While the Euro concert was happening in the park, there were lots of dancers around town, to celebrate Tom Hemming's birthday. Tom Hemmings was a well known Abingdon Morris Dancer in the 1950s. The group above are from near Reading.
The Vale Islanders were also there to dance in 1700s traditional dress.

There was a group from Kirtlington.

and two or three other group, like the Rock Hoppers behind Les, pictured here, who helps organise this event - which has grown over the last couple of years.

Les is one of Mr Hemmings Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers. They are different from the Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers. But as one Morris web site says, 'if something is worth doing it is worth doing twice. There is always more than one way of thinking about Morris...'

The Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers have their big day with the election of The Mayor of Ock Street on June 13th.


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