This weekend saw the annual Potty Morris Festival here in Sheringham, with 36 teams from all over the country visiting to dance in different traditional styles & costumes. Saturday & Sunday saw the town filled with folk in various regalia with bells ringing on every street & the sounds of the melodeon, fiddle & drum playing to accompany the dancers
|The Bourne Borderers, from Lincolnshire|
This was the 22nd Sheringham Morris Dance Festival since the event was set up by Clive Rayment & Reg Grimes. For the first time the event was unfortunately without the Sheringham Lobster Potties themselves, but 36 other teams danced Cotswold, Border, North West & Molly traditions over ten dance spots all over the town.
|Leicester Morris Men|
|Holt Ridge Morris at the Crab & Lobster Festival, May 2015|
Sunday saw us among the motorcycle exhibits at the Vintage Transport Festival. The bikes park up on Sheringham station platform. The loco, a BR Standard 4 number 76084 was outshopped in 1957 so she is contemporary with many of these bikes. Here's a lovely Norton Dominator 88 with my Bantam in the background, a C15 and another Dominator.
Same scene, a bit later in the day. The sun has gone but we have a Rapide and a Commando Roadster.
Very handsome Dominator, hiding my Square Four from view
A Silver Bantam, and the Suzuki AC50 & BSA SS80 Sports Star seen at the recent Classic Car & Bike Show.
A group of scooters:
A Matchless G9 with a very interesting looking Gold Star:
There were a lot of Velocettes this year:
A nice BSA A10:
The silver Bantam again, with Amelia in the background just to prove she was there: