‘Good weather, well received, it was fantastic’ – All smiles for Letchworth Morris Men on away day tour including Bressingham Steam and Gardens

02 October, 2016 - 12:11
Letchworth Morris Men at Bressingham Gardens during their away day on Saturday. Photo: Alan Millard

Letchworth Morris Men at Bressingham Gardens during their away day on Saturday. Photo: Alan Millard

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It was all smiles for Letchworth Morris Men as they had an away day with family and friends, dancing at each stop on their way.

Letchworth Morris Men at the English Whisky Company in East Harling during their away day on Saturday. Photo: Alan MillardLetchworth Morris Men at the English Whisky Company in East Harling during their away day on Saturday. Photo: Alan Millard

Last weekend’s excursion into East Anglia first took in the English Whisky Company, near Thetford in Norfolk, which is the first new whisky distillery opened in England for a century.

The Morris men then moved on to Bressingham Steam and Gardens, where they enjoyed the parks, steam locomations and gallopers, and finally the Old Cannon Brewery in Bury St Edmunds.

“The weather was good, we were well received – it was fantastic,” said the group’s squite Steve Westwood.

“The English Whisky Company was interesting – there was sampling at the end, which we all enjoyed.

Letchworth Morris Men at Bressingham Gardens during their away day on Saturday. Photo: Alan MillardLetchworth Morris Men at Bressingham Gardens during their away day on Saturday. Photo: Alan Millard

“The highlight of the whole day was getting a free ride on the gallopers at Bressingham – and the dodgems too! They have a great Dad’s Army exhibition there as well.

“Bressingham is a great day out for the family. It really was nice.”

Letchworth Morris Men has been going since 1922, and was one of the original side members of the Morris Ring in 1934.

To find out more about them see letchworthmorris.org.uk.

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