I've been a folk dancer for 30 years, enjoying North West, Cotswold, Border and Breton. My first out with Wreckers was in 2014 dancing Keel Over at a ceilidh spot in Chippenham ... before I'd actually joined … quick walk-through at the camp site, no worries!! With the inevitable decline of my arthritic left knee, I started playing in the Wreckers band as a rather apprehensive Apprentice Dave (all the drummers then were called Dave!). And I absolutely loved it! You'll recognize me as the shorter Dave with the odd looking Punjabi drum. But dancing or playing, to my mind Morris is just about the most joyful thing anyone can do in public without getting arrested!
I'm also the Wreckers’ Treasurer, which essentially means getting the financial side of things to run smoothly and keeping a record of it all. I collect subs, pay bills and bank fees, send receipts, try to solve any problems for members and, because of our company status, I'm legally required to produce an annual set of accounts for the AGM. I'm also ably assisted by Pete. Accountability is also vital to ensure Wreckers’ money stays safe. I provide a current income/expense printout for the Committee each month and a summary for every set of minutes sent out to the side.