Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Epping Hundred

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

EPPING HUNDRED (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Stoneywood Collection 1

1- 8 1s+2s set, 1M+2L change places RH, 1L+2M change places LH and 2s+1s cross RH
9-16 2s+1s dance RH across, 1s+3s dance LH across
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (2s RSh to 1s to start)
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round for 6 steps, pivot left and chase back to place

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


Dance Information

This reel was devised for the centenary of the Epping Forest Scottish Association in 2003. Formed in March 1903 in Leyton, East London, the Association was originally called The Leyton, Leytonstone and District Scottish Association.

The club's First Annual Dinner 15th November 1912 cost six shillings for eight courses, including haggis.

The name was changed to The Epping Forest Scottish Association at a time when there were no members living in Leyton or Leytonstone.

The district of Epping Forest, to the north-east of London, contains an area of ancient woodland also called Epping Forest. It is a former royal forest, managed by the City of London Corporation, covers 2,476 hectares (6,118.32 acres) containing areas of woodland, grassland, heath, rivers, bogs and ponds, and most of it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

A "hundred" is also an administrative division that is geographically part of a larger region. The name "hundred" may be derived from the number 100 and may once have referred to an area liable to provide 100 men under arms, or containing roughly 100 homesteads.

Epping Forest Image
Autumn Colours In Trueloves, Epping Forest


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