This year we decided that we should celebrate our national saint's day in appropriate fashion, so we went to the...
... where they were holding a ...
So we got out our red roses
and set about dancing. In fact, several dances were performed before the camera arrived (in my car which suffered a blow-out) but we arrived in time for May Apple
Followed by one of the finest renditions of Green Willow I've seen
Did I tell you where we were?
You can see the BBQ under way in the background, but next on the menu was Beau Knot
Followed by an animated White Rose
There followed a performance of the long lost Medstead Mummers Play, resurrected by Dale "St George" Lodge and performed by members of Minden Rose's band and regulars at the Castle of Comfort (and starring those who fall into both categories).
In order of appearance: the Ballad Seller
St George ("Hurrah!")
The dragon ("Boo!")
The Turkish Knight
And a dodgy Doctor
To cut a long (and well written) story short, St George fought with and killed the dragon (it's a brave man who casts his wife as the dragon!)
He then fought with and killed the Turkish Knight (despite the Knight's Star Wars technology)
The Turkish Knight and the Dragon were then cured by the doctor
And we still don't know if there any eligible virgins in Medstead!
Following the play, we concluded the dancing with a Rose in the failing light
After which St George enjoyed bangers-and-mash from the BBQ (I say George, are those Dragon Sausages?)
Photos: Laurie Denness, Rosie Simons, Aidan Simons