Photos Copyright: Maggie May
Everywhere we went in the central area of Bristol last Saturday, there seemed to be crowds of people watching.
What were they watching?
There were people of all ages and descriptions milling around in very unusual outfits.
There was music that seemed to be round every corner. The sound of bells and drums and violins.
It was the Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival Morris Dancing that was being held in Bristol this year.
As our son, Sam, is a Morris Dancer and my daughter, who was visiting us and had never seen her brother dance, we all decided to go with her and the four grand children to watch.
It seemed that where ever we went, there was a display of dancing going on. It was spread out throughout the city centre. Each group was very different one from another in dress and style, but the dances were similar. Some of it was really spectacular and I wish I had taken photos of them in action. At the time I seemed to be caught up with watching and didn't think to snap the dancers.
People had come from many areas of England to take part in this festival and it was very enjoyable to watch. However, the only thing that we could have done with, was some warmer weather because, typical of the half term, it had turned very cold and windy but at least it didn't rain. That would have really spoilt everything.