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The Old Snuff Mill Bridge

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THE OLD SNUFF MILL BRIDGE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) J Ferguson Corryvrechan Social Dances 2

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, cross down below 3s and cast up to 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance ½ reel of 3 on sides (1s in and up to start), 3s+1s+2s set, 1s turn RH 1¼ times to face 4th corner pstns while 3s and 2s cross RH
17-24 1s dance Pass+Turn with 4th corners, 1s loop round to right in centre to face 3rd corners and dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 3rd corners and 1s loop round to face 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners, 1s loop round to face 1st corners and dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners and end crossing 2nd places

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


Dance Information

Morden Hall Park is a National Trust park located on the banks of the River Wandle in Morden, south London and the estate contains two old Snuff Mills.
The buildings on either side of the River Wandle here were snuff mills and there were originally water wheels on either side. The building on the right dates from 1830 and has now lost its water wheel. Manufacturing of snuff continued up to 1920 and the Snuff Mill Environmental Centre now occupies the old mill. The mill on the left dates from the mid-18th century. The two mills are joined by a simple bridge.
(Note, I do not know if this is 'The Old Snuff Mill Bridge' which J Ferguson had in mind when naming this dance, but I hope it is representative...)
The Old Snuff Mill Bridge Image
The Old Snuff Mill Bridge Joining The Two Snuff Mills At Morden Hall Park


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