Square Dance Weekend

Square Dancing Weekend. We were delighted to receive a visit of 19 people from Neukirchen Vluyn on a rather wet weekend of 27-29 April to enjoy our hospitality. 13 of the group were keen square dancers, some of which had much enjoyed their previous trip to Buckingham to dance and were keen to come again. 

They flew into Birmingham on the Friday and travelled to Buckingham by coach to meet us for coffee and biscuits at Stephanie’s after which they were given a tour of the Old Gaol Museum. After lunch at the New Inn they were given a tour of Stowe House. In the evening our guests and their hosts enjoyed drinks and nibbles once again with Stephanie and went off to an evening meal at the Buckingham Fort in West Street. Apparently we learned that there are few Indian restaurants in Germany so they are always pleased to go to one whilst over here. 

Saturday morning continued to be wet but they survived a walk round Buckingham followed by lunch at the Woolpack Inn, where we were joined by some hosts and members of one of the U3A German groups. A popular choice was fish and chips! 

The dancers were then joined by their British counterparts for an afternoon of dancing at Gawcott Village Hall under the guidance of Sue and Simon Kelly. The 6 non-dancers were then given a tour of Claydon House with Paul and Valerie Hirons and Sue Watkins. All met up back at Gawcott Village Hall for a shared supper and of course more dancing. 

The Sunday morning was left free of arrangements to finish with a buffet lunch and farewell. However they learned that their flight from Birmingham had been cancelled so they were forced to leave 2 hours earlier to get to Heathrow. A reluctant farewell then took place at Buckingham Bus Station with promises all round to meet again soon. We are making plans to go to NV next September. Do contact Sue if you would like to go.

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