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News and pictures - 2017

Sticks crossed that it didn't rain - and it worked!

 


This year Hump's dancing satisifed the rain gods at Henley Show (for a change) and we kept dry.

We had a great time dancing for the hundreds of visitors. We also told them about our have a go at morris dancing sessions on September 21 and 28 at Hurst Village Hall, School Road, Hurst RG10 0DR.

Among the many who had a taste of dancing with us at the show were four sisters, Zoe, seven, Sian, seven, Alice, ten and Emma, eight, pictured below with Sue, Helen, Karen (our squire, or leader), Daniel, Linda and Christine.
 
 September 2017

 


Crowds dance along to HuMP's second maypole day

 

Word is spreading about HuMP's maypole dancing celebrations.

The side's second annual maypole event attracted enthusiastic crowds to Hurst Village Hall. Andrew Godfrey was our calm maypole teacher again and friends of the side Anne and Doug Richards kindly organised refreshments.
 
Our visitors joined in with the maypole and morris dancing.

Dancing and mumming to celebrate St George's Day


 

HuMP's blood curdling cries rang through the otherwise serene and beautiful grounds of Greys Court National Trust mansion near Henley on St George's Day.

Rest assured, the Humpers hadn't all fallen out. The cries were from their actors performing a mummers' play in which St George was slain and miraculously revived.

The side also danced for the large crowd of visitors who joined in with some dances.