The annual Day of Dance today in Abingdon was hosted by Mr Hemmings Traditional Abingdon Morris Dancers. Their invited guests were Armaleggan and Ashnah.
Armalleggan are a rowdy stick bashing Border Morris side who practise in Cumnor.
Ashnah are tribal style belly dancers, and come from Abingdon.
The day is organised by Mr Les Badcock – a life long Abingdonian.
The day had a family feel with quite a few children of members following the event. There were occasions when everybody could join in the dance and the children loved that.
The Day started at Annie’s Tea Room and ended at the Royal British Legion car park. They also danced at the Broad Face, the Market Place twice, the Black Swan and Brewery Tap.
The Mr Hemmings dancers have been encouraging ladies to join in for two or three years, and this year there was also one or two younger dancers.
The day of dance used to be on the Saturday nearest the birthday of the original Mr Tom Hemmings in early May. The move to early July happened in 2017.