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The Toyshop Of Europe

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THE TOYSHOP OF EUROPE (R4x32) 4C set Kenneth J Reid Birmingham Platinum Book 2017

1- 8 All Set&Link for 4 couples:
   All set, 1M+2M dance down and curve into 2nd/4th places as 3M+4M cast up to 1st/3rd places while 1L+2L cast off to 2nd/4th places as 3L+4L dance up and curve into 1st/3rd places. All chase clockwise ½ way to finish on opposite sides
9-16 All reverse Set&Link for 4 couples:
   All set, 2M+1M dance down and curve into 2nd/4th places as 4M+3M cast up to 1st/3rd places while 2L+1L casts to 2nd/4th places as 4L+3L dance up and curve into 1st//3rd places. All chase anticlockwise ½ way. 1324
17-24 1s+4s set while 3s+2s cross RH to opposite sides and face out. 1s+3s and 4s+2s dance ¾ double fig of 8 (1s cross down, 3s dance up to begin, 2s dance down and 4s cross up). 1s and 4s face out. 3142
25-32 3L+1L turn LH while 3M+1M turn RH and 4L+2L turn RH as 4M+2M turn LH, 1s+4s finish in middle of set (1s face down, 4s face up) 1s+4s dance RH across. 3142

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


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Birmingham has long been described as "The Toyshop Of Europe"

Matthew Boulton (1728 - 1809), Born in Birmingham, was the most famous of Birmingham's toymakers and also manufactured small metal products like buckles, buttons, candlesticks spoons etc.

Toyshop Of Europe, Matthew Boulton
Toyshop Of Europe Manufacturer, Matthew Boulton
"Matthew Boulton" Carl Frederik von Breda (1759-1818), Oil On Canvas, c. 1792


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