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The Golden Wedding Strathspey

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THE GOLDEN WEDDING STRATHSPEY (S4x40) 4C set Jimmy Ashton RSCDS Book 33

1- 8 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s cast to bottom on own sides, dance up and all curve out to original places
9-16 1s+2s and 3s+4s Set&Link, 2s+1s and 4s+3s circle 4H round to left
17-24 2s+1s and 4s+3s dance the Knot, 1s end BtoB between 2s on opposite sides
25-32 1s dance the Spurtle:-
' 1s dance ½ RSh reel of 4 with 2s and turn RH, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 3s and turn RH to face 4s
33-40 1s dance ½ reel of across with 4s and turn RH to 4th place opposite sides, all set and cross RH

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


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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 'Gold' is the 50th.

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

1st      Cotton11th     Scent30th     Pearl
2nd     Paper12th     Silk and Fine Linen35th     Coral
3rd      Leather13th     Barometer40th     Ruby
4th      Fruit and Flower14th     Clock45th     Sapphire
5th      Wooden15th     Crystal50th     Gold
6th      Sugar16th     Holloware55th     Emerald
7th      Woollen18th     Coloured Gems60th     Diamond
8th      Salt, Pottery19th     Furniture65th     Blue Sapphire
9th      Copper20th     China70th     Platinum
10th    Tin, coal25th     Silver75th     Diamond
80th     Oak


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Text from this original Wedding Anniversary article on Wikipedia.

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