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The Pillar Box Reel

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THE PILLAR BOX REEL (R4x32) 4C set Anne Thorn Magic of Music 2

1- 4 1s+4s cross RH, 1s cast off one place as 4s cast up one place. 2s and 3s step down/up bars 3-4
5- 8 1s+4s dance ½ R&L ending 2413
9-12 4s+2s dance set and link while 1s+3s set and dance RH across ½ way. 42(3)(1)
13-16 All 4 couples turn partners RH once round and take allemande hold, 4s and 2s facing up, 3s and 1s facing down
17-24 All dance interlocking allemandes ending 2(1)4(3)
25-28 1s and 3s dance ½ Fig of 8 through the couple above (1s through 2s, 4s through 3s)
29-32 1s+4s dance set and link. Finish 2413

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

A pillar box is a type of free-standing post box, in use since 1852, just twelve years after the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamps (Penny Black) and uniform penny post.

They are found in the United Kingdom and in most former nations of the British Empire, members of the Commonwealth of Nations and British overseas territories, such as Australia, Cyprus, India, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, the Republic of Ireland, Malta, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Pillar boxes were provided in territories administered by the United Kingdom, such as Mandatory Palestine, and territories with agency postal services provided by the British Post Office such as Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait and Morocco.

Mail is deposited in pillar boxes to be collected, usually by the Royal Mail, and forwarded to the addressee.

3 Pillar Boxes on the outskirts of Edinburgh
Pillar Box Reel On The Side
Queen Victoria Pillar Box In First Man's Position, On The Western Outskirts Of Edinburgh

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