In honour of George Butterworth

A special visit to the Butterworth Farm B&B by the Fools Gambit Morris dancers who performed songs and dances in honour of George Butterworth who was an up and coming composer when he enlisted and fought with much distinction in WW1.
Unfortunately George Butterworth was killed at Munster Alley not far from Butterworth Farm after successfully taking and holding a series of German trenches. There will be a commemorative service for him on the 7th August at the memorial at the entrance to Butterworth Farm.

Below are photos from the dance troupe visit where the dancers were each presented with one of our crosses and in the absence of the Mayor Mr Bernard Delattre OAM, Julian the French/English interpreter presented a wreath of dance sticks to wife Marie Delattre.

Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers, usually wearing bell pads on their shins.  Implements such as sticks, swords and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers.

In honour of George Butterworth

George Butterworth