Hop Hoodening 2007

Saturday 8th September 2007


AttendingBoughton Monchelsea Morris, Chipping Campden Morris Men, East Kent Country Dancers, East Kent Morris Men, King John’s Morris Men, Offcumduns, Ravensbourne Morris Men, Oyster Morris, Winchester Morris Men, Wolf’s Head & Vixen, Woodchurch Morris Men, Wantsum Morris Men
Hop QueenLaura Gray
Hop PrincessesJessica Watkins, Charlotte Watkins
Cathedral Service DisplayWantsum Morris Men – ‘The Rose’ (Fieldtown)
Cathedral Service ReadingThe Sheriff of Canterbury, Councillor Gillian Reuby & David Stephens
Cathedral Service AddressThe Vice Dean, The Revd. Canon Clare Edwards

Followed by dancing in the Cathedral Precincts, Canterbury City Centre & Chilham Castle

Hop Queen (Laura Gray), Hop Princesses (Charlotte Watkins and Jessica Watkins) with the bower party from East Kent Country Dancers (Rita Hood and Margaret Browning)
Wantsum Morris Men – Canterbury Cathedral
Wantsum Morris Men (L to R: Steve Austen, Dave Gray, Peter Cox, Simon Gray, Alex Steltner, Wally Watkins (Squire) – Canterbury Cathedral
Wantsum Morris Men (L to R: Dave Stephens, Steve Grayland, Michael Perry, Keith Young, Peter Roberts – Canterbury Cathedral
Dave Stephens (Founder Member of Wantsum Morris Men) – Canterbury Cathedral
The Vice Dean, The Revd. Canon Clare Edwards, and Kevin Downham (Chipping Campden Morris Men) – Cathedral Precincts
Oyster Women – Cathedral Precincts
Sampling Cathedral Ale (with thanks to the Cathedral Gift Shop) – Cathedral Precincts
Ravensbourne Morris Men – Rose Square, Canterbury
Chipping Campden Morris Men – Rose Square, Canterbury
East Kent Country Dancers – Rose Square, Canterbury
Oyster Men – Rose Square, Canterbury
East Kent Morris Men – Rose Square, Canterbury
Hop Princess, Charlotte Watkins, and Invicta (East Kent Morris Men’s White Horse) – Rose Square, Canterbury
Offcumduns – Rose Square, Canterbury
Boughton Monchelsea Morris – Rose Square, Canterbury
Wolf’s Head & Vixen – Rose Square, Canterbury
Wantsum Morris Men (L to R: Paul Austen, Simon Gray, Peter Cox, Alex Steltner, Bruce Ashcroft, Steve Austen) – Rose Square, Canterbury
Winchester Morris Men (including Mike Austen, Founder Member of Wantsum Morris Men, fifth L) with Mike Garland (former Squire of the Morris Ring, second L) and Bruce Ashcroft (Wantsum Morris Men) – Rose Square, Canterbury
Masses Morris – Rose Square, Canterbury
A young musician from Chipping Campden Morris Men, Keith Young (Wantsum Morris Men) and Dave Diaper (King John’s Morris Men) lead Wantsum Morris Men in the precession to Chilham Castle
Chipping Campden Morris Men – Chilham Castle
Wantsum Morris Men (L to R: Simon Gray, Alex Steltner, Bruce Ashcroft, Paul Austen, Dave Gray, Peter Cox) – Chilham Castle