Friday, 1 April 2011
All together now
In an amazing show of co-operation many of the people from organisations in Old Buckenham will be getting together today, Friday 1 April, to try to break the world record for communal Morris dancing and get themselves into the Guinness Book of Records. They will be gathering in the area outside the village shop just before 12 noon for a quick rehearsal before the real record attempt begins.
Members from the Women’s Institute, the Breckland Flower and Garden Club, the Carpet Bowls Club, the Luncheon Club, the Social and Wine Circle, the Debating Society, Old Buckenham Allotment Society, the Monday Mardlers, the Cubs and Scouts, the Parish Council, the Wargames Club (the Bone Crushers), people from both the Gamekeeper and the Ox & Plough, the Green Right Proprietors as well as members of the congregations from All Saints Church and the Methodist Chapel are all expected to be there.
Rumour has it that the Lord of the Manor will be on hand to do the timekeeping and that you can get refreshments in Old Buckenham Stores and Post Office.
This will be such an unusual occurrence that we are expecting the local press to attend and maybe even the local and national television cameras will be in action.
If you have not been invited to take part then you can still turn up about 11.30am on the first of April to get your instructions. You can click on the word ‘comments’ below to leave details of your intention to take part.
Remember outside the village shop before 12 noon, you’ll never see anything like it…