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The Diamond Jubilee

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THE DIAMOND JUBILEE (J4x32) 4C set Robert M Campbell RSCDS Book 31

1- 8 1s and 4s turn 1½ times RH and cast 1 place, 1M and 4M also 1L and 4L turn LH on sides to end 1s facing up and 4s down. 2(1)(4)3
9-16 All dance reels of 4 on sides (1s and 4s do not fully complete reel but turn right about into centre BtoB facing corner just passed). 2(4)(1)3
17-24 4s and 1s set to corners and change places RH, set and change back LH
25-32 1s+4s dance RH across while 2s and 3s set and cross RH, all set and cross RH back to places. 2413

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

The Diamond Jubilee
Robert M Campbell   RSCDS Book 31
Jig   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s 4s turn by the right 1½ times;

  5-6   1s cast WHILE 4s cast up;

  7-8   1L4L 1M4M turn by the left to finish 1s facing up, 4s facing down;

  9-16 2M1L4L3M reel of four on M's side WHILE 2L1M4M3L reel of four on Ls' side (1s and 4s do not pass by the left to complete the reel but cast inwards to finish back to back facing corners);

17-20 2M4L 3M1L 2L4M 3L1M set and change places by the right;

21-24 2M4L 3M1L 2L4M 3L1M set and change places by the left;

25-28 4s1s right hands across WHILE 2s 3s set and cross by the right;

29-32 2s4s1s3s set on the sides and cross by the right.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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It is traditional on wedding anniversaries to give your partner (or couples) a gift that symbolises the particular anniversary. These gifts are made of different materials for each wedding anniversary.

The wedding anniversary associated with the material 'Diamond' is the 60th.

Here is a list of the materials associated with traditional anniversary gifts in the UK for the various years.

1st      Cotton
2nd      Paper
3rd      Leather
4th      Fruit and Flower
5th      Wooden
6th      Sugar
7th      Woollen
8th      Salt, Pottery
9th      Copper
10th    Tin, coal
11th     Scent
12th     Silk and Fine Linen
13th     Barometer
14th     Clock
15th     Crystal
16th     Holloware
18th     Coloured Gems
19th     Furniture
20th     China
25th     Silver
30th     Pearl
35th     Coral
40th     Ruby
45th     Sapphire
50th     Gold
55th     Emerald

60th     Diamond
65th     Blue Sapphire
70th     Platinum
75th     Diamond
80th     Oak

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