January: Mansfield MM Feast – such quantities of ale!
February: – Cheshire District EFDSS Grand Ceilidh – danced Lads a Bunchum, Staines Morris, Queens Delight, Not For Joe, Willow Tree, Cuckoo’s Nest, Balance the Straw, Bonny Green Garters
April: Mainly Traditional Folk, Heaton Moor Rugby Club – Gentleman Soldier group
May: Revived the Hayfield dance and performed it for the first time at Hayfield May Queen festival.
June: Friends of Oignies Association Britannic/Franco Ball – Lifted the mayoress
Kingston upon Hull Ring Meeting – Managed to dance on wooden cobbles (sets?); police car was blocked in in Hull street where we were dancing and lifted clear by morris men; amateur filmmaker took 8mm film of us practising our Longborough show dance. After experience of sleeping on floor Arthur said he would never stay over at another Ring Meeting!
August: Saddleworth Rushcart
September: Adlington MM Day of Dance
Thelwall MM Day of Dance “Left at the lights and left again”. Arthur, using all his local knowledge, directed the bus into a very narrow street. CMM AGM “With an exceptional feat of navigation Arthur McArdle has proved a worthy custodian of The Clanger” (he was awarded the bell)
December: CMM Christmas Dinner – Kings Arms
Squire: Jim Hirst
Foreman: Harry Phillips
Bagman: Mel Gould
Treasurer: Randall Dawson