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Thread #60145   Message #967259
Posted By: Herga Kitty
16-Jun-03 - 06:49 PM
Thread Name: Heritage FC reunion at Sidmouth festival
Subject: Heritage FC reunion at Sidmouth festival
Well, I heard from Peta Webb today that she'll be minding the library at Cecil Sharp House while everyone else goes off to Sidmouth, so she won't be able to make the Volunteer marquee on 4 August. She suggested I try Greg Stephens, though, and the Watmoughs and June Tabor, also Alan Ward, Charlie Hewlett and even Mick Henry...

As far as I know, McGrath of Harlow and Mike of Northumbria will try to be there, as will Rupert Ray.

Because (especially with Mudcat being down) I couldn't get confirmation in time of another ex-Heritage President to co-host the session I've nominated one of my other co-hosts from the Theatre Bar singarounds, and former Herga member, Hugh Diamond.

I've e-mailed Alan Bearman suggesting a session on the lines of
"Ask the old barman to pour me another - Monday folk clubs reunited, with Kitty Vernon and Hugh Diamond" (I've spoken to Hugh and he's happy to do this.) "Anyone's welcome to sing, play or tell stories, but particularly people from clubs that meet or used to meet on Mondays". So now Alan's invited me to write a piece for the News. "Maybe 50-80 words explaining the intention. It could go in Saturday's which would give people a chance to talk about it over the weekend."

So if any former Heritage or Herga or other Monday club (no, not Monday Club) members want to contribute, now's your chance.

As it happens, the Oxford University Morris Men (who include several past Presidents and members of Heritage) are having their first day of dance for 15 years, next Saturday, 21 June, dancing at Wolvercote, Summertown and Foley Bridge, before going on to Abingdon to join the Mayor (of Ock Street) -making tour and feast. John Forrest is coming from the US and John Dawson from Kenya, among others, plus former Heritage member and founder of Poynton Jemmers Ann Mettam. That'll be a Heritage reunion of sorts in itself...