2005 Calendar

 1st The Star at Sulgrave. Good start to New Year?
8th Wassailing at Daventry Country Park. A long walk and not much dancing.
21st Newport Pagnell Dance at Concert for Boxing Day Tsunami victims. Well received.
 ? Chipping Warden W.I.  Demonstration of dance, complete with Pam falling on stick.  Food good though!
23rd Buckingham Market, The Red Lion at Hinton-in- the-Hedges (with Hinton Mummers) and then to Brackley Market Place. St George's Day Tour with Owlswick, in double decker bus.  (We've seen better Mummers!)
1st May Day celebrations, Brackley Market Place  with Brackley, Northampton and Aynho Apricots.
  Followed by 'Beating the Bounds' and service at St. Peter's church, joined by 'Gloucestershire men’ for dancing outside the church and 'the Well', See the Silver Platen given by 17th Century Brackley Morris dancers.
  Then to 'The Courtyard' at Southam  For someone’s wedding reception.
5th The Maltsters and The Windmill at Badby.  
10th The Kirtlington Arms at Kirtlington and The Bell at Hampton Poyle,  Invited by Kirtlington Morris.
14th Waendle Walk, Castle Theatre, Wellingborough.  
15th Waendle Walk, Castle Theatre, Wellingborough.  
17th The Eastcote Arms, Eastcote, With Queens Oak.
21st Masons Apron's Day of Dance, Stowe-on-the-Wold, Royal Oak's soak!  But we dance on through the downpour till told to stop!
2nd  The Plough at Everdon.  
8th Syresham  W.I. Presentation, dance in someone's nice back garden.
10th - 12th Wimbourne Festival  Invited last year from Swanage Festival.  Super weekend, warm and sunny, invention of ‘a little shared supper’. Invention of new ‘Royal Oak Processional’.
16th The Crown at Tingewick  
18th Milton Keynes Village Sports Day and Towcester Mid Summer Festival   
23rd The White Horse at Norton.  
25th  Royal Oaks Anniversary Day of Dance. Dancing around Banbury then Byfield Fete and the Plough at Everdon With Queens Oak, Ducklington, Masons Apron and Hereburgh

26th Adderbury Club Day. An exhausting day out but fun.
30th Old Wharf, Bugbrook A somewhat limp performance
1st – 3rd  (15th) Morris in the Forest, Llanwrytd Wells The return of Pat Eaton! On the Sunday spot in front of the pub, Royal Oak shamelessly ham it up to the video crew there to record the town twinning and finish up on BBC 2 (Wales)
7th  Plough, Everdon (again) For someone’s grandson, who had come from Olney to see us!
14th Blue Lias, Stockton, Warks Revival of 5 man ‘Old Woman tossed up in a blanket’
23rd Ducklington Day of Dance One dance to the tune of another!
28th The Avon, Avon Dassett  
29th White Horse Norton Bank Holiday Monday dance for chips and beer!
3rd Wallingford Bunkfest Abandon Glynn at Waitrose – but apart from that a nice weekend.
8th  Nags Head at Great Linford, MK OK ish
16th – 18th  Otley Folk Festival Invited ‘cause you look like you are enjoying yourselves’. Good fun but hard work with only 6 dancers on the Saturday. Kevin’s underpants fail under the strain. Dave Barrow drives all the way up to Yorkshire to join us for the Sunday. First outing of totally un-rehearsed ‘Hurricane Katrina’ ie Battle of New Orleans tune, Fieldtown long side steps and half hey chorus.
Sat 19th Brackley Ale Northampton Morris provoke Jane to a stream of invective!
Sun 20th Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury Raising money for Samaritans.
Sat 26th Ducklington Ale With 6 ‘Pole Dancers’ 
 1st The Plough at Everdon AGM!  without the beer selections we asked for - and too much food.
18th Bletchley At the Co-op!
22nd Eydon Village Hall Christmas Party in place of last practice. Food drink and fun?