We were pleased to be part of the Marathon entertainment (and to get a passing audience of 40,000 – a record for North Wood!). Old Palace Clog (from Croydon) and members of the Greenwich Morris Men joined us for our own marathon of almost five hours of dance.
Brian Stewart pipes the runners on their way
Mick O’Leary and Roger Hill dancing Nutting Girl
We are indebted to our supporter Anne Whitehouse for capturing this shot. A runner bearing what appeared to be a club or similar, leapt out from the race, clashed sticks a couple of times with Mick O’leary (left) then rejoined the throng.
The amazing Old Palace Clog acceleration tunnel. Weary runners entered the tunnel at one end and exited from the other at the speed of sound (well, nearly)
The RoseTree (with unsuspecting innocent bystander held aloft)
Whilst gathering at East Croydon station before getting a train to London Bridge for our South Bank tour, we were approached by an officer of the British Transport Police. Apparently somebody had reported a sinister group of people with a bag of big sticks!
Dancing “Rosetree” with unsuspecting member of the public.
Left to right: Brian Tasker, David Williams, Jon Wimhurst, “Alisa” (held aloft), Stephen Collingwood, Andy Ellis (minus waistcoat, don’t ask) and Mick O’Leary. A camera shy Brian Stewart is hiding behind David, top hat just visible.
We are indebted to Peter Taylor for providing the photographs.