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Kennet and Icknield Way Morris dancers make merrie at West Berkshire pubs



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A jingle of bells, a loud roar goes up and the reedy accordion strikes a chord, followed by a clash of sticks ...the Iknield Way and Kennet Morris sides came to make merrie at The Bell at Aldworth on a perfect summer's evening on Wednesday.

Kennet's dancing season starts at sunrise on May 1 and continues through to the end of September when they go out one evening each week to dance at many of their favourite local hostelries, often with or as guests of neighbouring teams. At weekends they dance at fetes and shows and often go on tour with other morris sides.

The Icknield Way side is Wantage-based, named after the ancient trackway that runs from Norfolk to Wiltshire, part of which becomes the Ridgeway on which the village of Aldworth sits.

June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth

The Kennet side said: "We dance the Morris for fun, fitness and fellowship, and because we want to maintain a unique part of our cultural heritage..."

You can catch them at The Calleva Arms, Silchester, on Monday, June 27, 8pm-8.30pm, with the Customs and Exiles side; The Sun, Whitchurch Hill, on Monday, July 25, 8pm-8.30pm and The Plough, Little London, Tadley, on Monday, August 8, 7.45pm-8.30pm with the Old Speckled Hen side.

Pictures by Geoff Fletcher

June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth
June morris dancers at The Bell Aldworth

The world of Morris is organised and supported by three organisations: Morris Ring, Morris Federation and Open Morris.

Sides are always pleased to welcome new members as either dancers or musicians, to ensure that Morris continues to be danced for many more years to come.



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