Weekend of Dance 2004 10th – 12th September

Judging from the comments that we have received from the teams that attended, I think we can say that it was a resounding success. The only thing that slightly spoilt things was the weather, but I don’t think that there were many events, run this year where that couldn’t be said.

The following teams attended:

  • Claro from Yorkshire
  • Thaxted from Essex
  • Redcar Sword form Cleveland
  • Saddleworth from Yorkshire
  • Southport Sword form Merseyside
  • Westminster form London
  • Winchester from way down south

Due to the good response we were able to run two tours this year, as last year, the details of which will be shown below.


Tour 1
  Tour 2
FRIDAY 10th September 2004
8.00pm Ales and supper

SATURDAY 11th September 2004
8.00 Breakfast
9:30 Tours depart – coaches.

10:00 Ferry across the Tyne
10:15 King Street, South Shields
11:15 The Stags Head, S Shields
12:30 Ridley Arms, Stannington (Lunch)
14:00 Morpeth Market Sq.
14:45 Tap and Spile, Morpeth
15:45 Kings Arms, Seaton Sluice

  TOUR 2
9:45 Tynemouth Station
10:30 Tynemouth Priory
11:15 Turks Head, Tynemouth
12:00 Kings Arms, Seaton Sluice
13:15 Ridley Arms, Stannington (Lunch)
14:45 Morpeth Market Sq.
15:30 Tap and Spile, Morpeth

16:30 Afternoon tea, CASS, Whitley Bay
18.30 Massed Show – The Ship Inn, Monkseaton.
20.15 for 20.30 Morris Feast, CASS Centre.
SUNDAY 12th September 2004
8.00 Breakfast
10.00 Shows at Residential Homes.
Beechwood, plus two others
11.30 Massed Show – Monkseaton Arms
12.30 Lunch – Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton.
15:00 Depart

Massed shows with all the teams took place outside the Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton at 6:30pm on Saturday 11th September and outside the Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton at 11:30am on the Sunday 12th.

Beer for the weekend was from the award winning local brewery, Mordue. Saddlworth also supplied their own “carry out” in the form of 9 gallons of Hop Smacker.
In all, well over 45 gallons of beer were supped in the hall over the weekend, and that does not include any beer drunk in the pubs.

For both shows in Monkseaton the public address system will be provided as usual by Steve Graham from ESR (Electronic Components, Station Road, Cullercoats)