Royal British Legion members learn new skills


MORE THAN a dozen members from the Orihuela Costa Branch of The Royal British Legion were guests of the Emerald Isle Bowls Club last week, enjoying a morning of instruction on the game, with varying degrees of success.

Everyone agreed it had been a very enjoyable experience, despite the occasional long trek when they were occasionally required to chase after their bowls that had been despatched with the wrong bias.

The session had been arranged by Mel O’Dell who was joined by Emerald isle members Frank King, Ernie Bennett and Joe Dear in providing the tuition

After the legion’s regular monthly gathering, members were very well entertained by the Terri Horvath Morris Dancers who are based in Campoverde, but dance at many local charitable events and Fiestas.

Sue Walters gave a short presentation on the history of the 15th century English Folk Dance before the team performed three regional dances from their repertoire.

Of course the display didn’t end there as Sue then coerced a dozen or so branch members to take to the floor with varying levels of accomplishment.

Whilst the chairman and branch secretary took on this new skill with great success there were other members who were having obvious difficulties in learning the footwork.

Despite his advancing years, Mo Davin, however, was so taken with the activity that he is now considering joining the troupe.

Seeing him skipping across the floor with bells around his ankles would be reason enough to have them back at the RBL in the future.

It was a thoroughly professional display by the dancers which was very much enjoyed by all the members.

The Terri Horvath Morris team are currently looking to recruit new members and are holding a series of workshops which anybody with an interest is welcome to attend, either to watch or to dance, with or without prior experience.

This would also apply to any musicians who might have an interest in playing for the Morris team.

The workshops are being held every Friday through June at Las Filipinas Social Centre from 13.00h to 15.00h.

More information can be obtained from Jean Tonge on 634 375 072 / 965 076 717 or by email to:

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