Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Morris dancers perform for St George’s Day

CROWDS descended on Greys Court near Henley to mark St George’s Day.

CROWDS descended on Greys Court near Henley to mark St George’s Day.

Visitors to the National Trust site on Saturday watched morris dancing, performed by the Hurst Morris People, as they walked around the grounds of the Tudor house. The dancers also performed the Mummers’ Play, an old folk drama.

Many  visitors came to see the carpet of bluebells in the estate’s Spinney Woods. The bluebells that grow are the English variety which are rare in the rest of Europe.

The 16th-century mansion and gardens were home to the Brunner family until recent years.

Other buildings from earlier eras include the Great Tower from the 12th century and a rare Tudor donkey wheel, in use until the early 20th century.



Meanwhile, three free guided walks of the countryside around Rotherfield Greys will take place on Monday. The first leaves from the village hall at 11am and is 9.5 miles long. A six-mile walk will set off from the same venue at 1pm and another of 4.5 miles departs at 1.30pm.

All walks, which are guided by members of the Henley and Goring Ramblers, finish at the hall at about 3.30pm. Homemade teas will then be served. To find out more visit www.ramblers-oxon.org.uk/hg.htm



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