Minden Rose's first visit to Horsham, as the guests of Broadwood Morris. The bright weather we've been enjoying decided to have a day off, so it was wet as we started (though not actively raining). After a procession from one end of town to the other, Broadwood started proceedings by the bandstand in Carfax.
They were followed by Magog
This is the women's side from Sompting Village Morris (the men appear later)
Ditchling Morris impressed as ever - here to the accompaniment of a solo saxophone.
A pair of scottish dancers performed
Minden Rose's Appalachian aficionados cast a critical eye over High Jinx...
... who were performing to live music from the bandstand.
Back down a the Red Dragon, where the procession had started... there was dancing ...
... and a stream to amuse the youngsters
Alton Morris were there
and Jack Straws
Stane Street start them young
Minden Rose cloggies outside Next
Stane Street at the Bear.
while Minden Rose look on
before performing Green Willow
Ditching Morris in action
Here's Sompting Village Morris' men's side
The day concluded with an open air ceilidh by the bandstand, but the rain started in earnest, and people drifted off after a few dances.
Still, we'd enjoyed our first visit to Horsham, and we'd met and watched several sides with whom our paths had not previously crossed. A great start to the summer.