AVMM @ Blenheim Palace Literary Festival


AVMM with happy tourists from the Far East at Blenheim Palace

Our last dance out of the season was at the Blenheim Palace Literary Festival on Saturday 26 September – a joyful day from the outset. As soon as we assembled outside the Palace, we were mobbed by coach loads of tourists wanting photos with us and  especially with Charlie our hobby horse. Next, we encountered a wedding celebration and yet another photo call! We offered to provide a guard of honour for the happy couple next to a vintage car and that too seemed to make everyone smile. Finally we embarked on two lengthy sets of dances to very enthusiastic crowds enjoying the glorious warm sunshine. Particular thanks must go to Dave for calling all the dances – even while dressed as Charlie (now a talking horse!) and collecting for AVMM at the same time. Afterwards we mingled with the crowd for more photos and our bagman John is hopeful that he’s found a new recruit. A good day out!