The day started at Caerleon Ampitheatre in bright sunshine and as all the groups descended into the ampitheatre, Adlington prepared in their own time to dance
. . . . . whilst the Isca squire surveyed the scene (*) and toasted the assembled company on 25 successful years
meanwhile as the assembled ranks of Isca congregated (*), that dreaded photographer lurked yet again in the undergrowth
but with the re-appearance of Roy, our original fool from 25 years ago, Isca were itching to dance . . . . .
whilst others posed for their photo albums. . . . .
from Alford and Greenwich to . . . . .
Winkleigh and our new enthusiastic visitors Fleet Ladies plus . . . . .
Old Speckled Hen and Sweyns Ey
as fresh from Guernsey, the Belles and Broomsticks were keen to dance
and were followed with their own version of the War of the Roses from Dog Rose of Yorkshire and John O'Gaunt of Lancashire.
Next up were Sgt Musgraves Dancers from the Nottingham area who were making their first appearance
followed by two of our more regular visitors, the lovely Queens Oak ladies from Northampton . . . . .
. . . and the ever popular Ripley Morrismen from Derbyshire
and then just time for a final pose before the sides headed off on their five separate coach tours
Please note that the two photos marked (*) are reproduced with thanks and the permission of Newsquest Wales and Western