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Early Foresters film by Ted Ward



Foresters Morris as part of the Chatsworth House Spectacular.
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Some old film taken by Ted Ward (the first Foresters squire) in the 1950s and 60s has been uploaded to YouTube.
Comments and identifications of dancers and locations would be very welcome, please email them to Eric Foxley.

Reel 2.
Location: Thaxted. Dancers: Roger Bassett, Trevor Hull (fool).

Reel 3.

Dancers: Ian Price, Roger Bassett ...
Location: Thaxted

Reel 4.

Dances: Jockey, then Adderbury.
Dancers: Trevor Hull, John Smith, Ted Ward, Ian Price on accordion

Reel 4A.

Leapfrog: Eric Price, Wally Newall, John Smith, ...

Reel 4C.

Dance: Leapfrog,; Dancers: Ted Ward, Roger Bassett, Trevor Hull, Eric Price, ...
Dancers with red cummerbunds are part of the Foresters Rapper team.

Reel 9.

Dances: Jockey and How Do You Do Sir. Dancers: Ted Ward, Arthur Froggatt? Location: Thaxted?

Reel 11A.

Dace: William and Nancy?

Reel 11D.

Folk dance afternoon at Thoresby Hall, MC Kenneth Clark (EFDSS)
Dancers include Ian and Jennifer Turner, Dora Gregory, Joy and Eric Foxley, ... Morris dance Queen's Delight Bucknell.

Reel 19B.

MC Ken Clark. Dance Circle Waltz. Further fiddler Kevin Briggs. Location?

Reel 21B.

Dance Newcastle? Location Thaxted vicarage?


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