I Know This Spot So Well ! - a Memory of Wimborne Minster.

I know this spot so well as almost every year for the last thirty years it has been a popular street corner to stage music and dance events at the annual Wimborne Folk Festival. You need to imagine that the deserted street corner you see in this picture postcard view, is full of Morris Dancers and their musicians with crowds standing all around and even sitting on the stone wall in the foreground, next to the Minster Green. Church House itself is opened to provide refreshments for the thousands of festival goers each June. The Wimborne Folk Festival is probably the most popular festival in England attended by Morris Dancers, and we all make sure we keep the second weekend in June free every year for it! It is a full weekend of music and dance that fills the town and each church has a part to play in providing refreshments, a space to perform and for this tired Morris musician, a haven of tranquility for a few moments between performances.


A memory shared by John Howard Norfolk on Jun 19th, 2012.
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