On Saturday 15 July we went to south Wales to help the lovely Clocs Canton celebrate their 30th birthday, and had a great time with Clocs and Cardiff Morris, despite the slightly damp weather. Here are a few pictures from the day. The really good ones are all taken by Cardiff Morris, and the not quite so good ones are by Michelle and Chris from Styx. Thanks for a brilliant day, Clocs!
We started our day near the beautiful Caerphilly Castle.
Caerphilly was the birthplace of Tommy Cooper, so the Squire paid a quick tribute at his statue.
We assembled at the Twyn.
Rich M was in charge of the banner.
Cardiff Morris brought a real live dragon with them….
…. but it turned out to be just a bloke in costume
Clocs Canton dancing at the Twyn, with Tommy Cooper looking on.
Cardiff Morris dancing at the Twyn.
Oi, are you lookin’ at my stick?
Our first dance at the Twyn was Dilwyn, which ought to rhyme, but doesn’t.
Beanie looks enviously at the coloured beribboned Clocs sticks at the Court House pub
Just look at those superb lines! Stick action from Styx at the Court House.
We enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Rowan Tree in Nelson. Just time for a quick photo-call before dancing recommenced.
Looks like we’re now suffering from a bit of garland envy!
Here are Gary and Michelle executing a nifty left arm swing at Llanchaiach Fawr Manor
Gary ended up being put in the stocks at Llanfaiach Fawr, but was suitably contrite….
… unlike Rich who just couldn’t care less. There’s always one troublemaker!
Gardener Sue enjoyed exploring the Llanfaiach Fawr Manor gardens.
We then went on to dance on the Hengoed Viaduct….
…. which is this high!
We all gathered for a group photo on the Viaduct.
We finished off the day by teaching Clocs and Cardiff our dance Tinners’ Rabbit. I think they enjoyed it.