Boxing Day Tour makes cash for charities

The Treasurer and Squire hand over a share of the Boxing Day takings to The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell for the Mayor’s Charitable Trust. This year, the tour collected £1,167 which was divided between charitable causes St Mary’s Church Ewell and the Mayor’s charities, which include Epsom and Ewell Citizens Advice, Lower Mole Countryside Trust and the Sunnybank Trust.

 

See the full Epsom Guardian Article

Twelfth Night-ish

The Mid-Winter Festivities come to an end with Twelfth-ish Night at Rick’s Willoughby Arms, Kingston on Thames, on 4th January 2018.

Twelfth Night Revels Thursday 4th January at The Willoughby Arms, Kingston

 

 

 

 

Twelfth-ish Night! Welcome to the House of Fun — Thursday 4th January at The Willoughby Arms, Kingston … 8pm start.

ESMMM will be playing host to some of our local morris teams for a night of morris and mayhem. No rules! Morris kit for those that who do not wish to wear something more exotic. MC for the evening is The Ghost of Christmas Present – Scrooge’s third visitor in ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Those attending are Thames Valley Morris Men, Phoenix Clog, the Pielarks Folk Singers, Kingston Morris, Black Swan Border Morris … and of course Ewell St Mary’s Morris Men.

Singing … set dancing … jigs … country dance … music … Hot Chestnuts Porter (among Rick’s other offerings) … pizza … more singing … and possibly some rapper sword dancing from Fortyfoot Sword.

Boxing Day Tour of Ewell Village

Another wonderful year and another successful Boxing Day tour. 

The collection for The Mayor’s Charities (The Sunnybank Trust, Epsom & Ewell Citizens’ Advice, Lower Mole Countryside Trust) and St Mary’s Church, Ewell, yielded a monster £1,107.06, 5 Polish Zloty, 10 Swiss cents, 1 US cent, a plastic toy UK penny, a supermaket trolley token and a suspender clip. That’s one of our best collection ever.

As usual our local pub landlords embraced the festivities with a barbecue at The Famous Green Man and an outside bar set up outside The Wheatsheaf.

Photos (clockwise): The musicians have ‘had a few’; dancing at The Spring Tavern; jolly punter at The Wheatsheaf; six foot two Andy in a dragon ‘onesie’; Dr Good removes surplus ‘innards’ from St George after Bold Slasher has opened him up.

Wassail Night at The Wheatsheaf