May Morris Morning

Greenwich Morris Men have sent me a link to photos of their May Dawn Dance on the heath this morning. While we were all tucked up in our beds, these stout fellows were jingling bells, bashing sticks and waving hankies to see-in May Day in the traditional fashion.

Ged tells me it was cold but not actually raining at the time and the sunrise was glorious. Apparently the dance straddles the sunrise by about 15 minutes each side. Dawn was at 5.32 this morning – so these guys started around 5.17am. I hope they all had a nice cup ‘a tea at the ‘ut afterwards.

I don’t know – it makes me feel all rustic. A little bit of the countryside in London. I have no idea what the donkeys made of it…

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