The sun shines on Adderbury for its Day of Dance

Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured, Adderbury Morris Men start the day off outside the Red Lion NNL-150427-091601009
Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured, Adderbury Morris Men start the day off outside the Red Lion NNL-150427-091601009

The sound of bells and music was ringing through Adderbury once again on Saturday for this year’s Day of Dance.

The popular event, now in its 40th year, sees members of the village’s three morris teams gather at locations throughout the village, stopping off at each of its pubs to enjoy a day of song and dance.

Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured is Stephen Wass and Brian Martin in the band. NNL-150427-091758009

Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured is Stephen Wass and Brian Martin in the band. NNL-150427-091758009

Members from the Adderbury Morris Men, dressed in white with distinctive red and blue ribbons, began at the Old Wheatsheaf in the morning, with Brian Martin and Stephen Wass providing the music and Philip La Mare playing the fool.

They then stopped off at the Red Lion, The Coach and Horses, The Bell and the Old White Hart before finishing the day at Manor Road and Le Hall Place.

Adderbury Village Morris, looking equally colourful with their green braces and top hats and also enjoyed a day in good company reliving a historic village tradition dating back to the 17th Century. They started in St Mary’s Church before finishing at the Bell.

And Sharp and Blunt, a ladies’ team favouring the top hats as well, also enjoyed dancing through the village andconcluded their display at the Bell Inn themselves.

Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured, Ian Harris happy to wave a stick at an Englishman NNL-150427-091836009

Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured, Ian Harris happy to wave a stick at an Englishman NNL-150427-091836009

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Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured, Chris Lesley and Brian Martin on the fiddle NNL-150427-091850009

Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured, Chris Lesley and Brian Martin on the fiddle NNL-150427-091850009

Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured, Dave Moore, the best pipe and tabar player in the Adderbury Morris Men NNL-150427-091705009

Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured, Dave Moore, the best pipe and tabar player in the Adderbury Morris Men NNL-150427-091705009

Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured, Martin Taylor in action NNL-150427-091653009

Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured, Martin Taylor in action NNL-150427-091653009

Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured, Tim Powell finds out that morris dancing is a dangerous past-time whilst being tended to by Trevor Stevens NNL-150427-091614009

Adderbury Day of Dance. Pictured, Tim Powell finds out that morris dancing is a dangerous past-time whilst being tended to by Trevor Stevens NNL-150427-091614009