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THE ONE DAY WONDERS MORRIS TOUR
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The 'One Day Wonders' are a 'side' of morris dancers who meet on one day of the year only and spend the day touring a specific part of England, chosen by the 'Squire' for the year. The team members are from various parts of England, with one member who now lives in the USA making the journey to take part. Following a three hour practise after meeting up, the same six traditional dances are performed at all venues. This year's dances took place in and around our area, beginning at the Malt Shovel, Ruardean and finishing with a sing-around and musical evening there, visiting various venues throughout the day.

The weather was unfortunately not particularly good for the day but those who saw it certainly enjoyed the event. Asked whether they had a good day themselves, one of the morris men said, ' We had a terrible time - dragged from pub to pub and forced to drink beer...'

The photographs below were taken at the following venues: Goodrich Castle, Wilton Court Hotel - Ross, Hellens Manor - Much Marcle, The Market House, Ross and The Malt Shovel Ruardean. Other venues for the day which I was unable to photograph due to other commitments included: The Moody Cow - Crow Hill, The Green Man - Fownhope and The Walwyn Arms - Much Marcle.

Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
The team line up for a photograph in the grounds of Goodrich Castle'. Goodrich Castle Car Park.
Wilton Court, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire Wilton Court, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Wilton Court Hotel, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye. Wilton Court Hotel, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye.
Much Marcle, Herefordshire Much Marcle, Herefordshire
Hellens Manor, Much Marcle. Hellens Manor, Much Marcle.
Market House, Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire Market House, Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire
The Market House, Ross-on-Wye. The Market House, Ross-on-Wye.
Ruardean, Gloucestershire Ruardean, Gloucestershire
Evening song at the Malt Shovel, Ruardean. Evening song at the Malt Shovel, Ruardean.

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