The Sunday Class
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THE SOUR LEMON (J8x40) John & Hilary Ashby  1- 8 1s+2s Set & Rotate    9-12 1s dance ½ figure of eight, crossing down through 3s  13-16 1s dance ½ figure of eight, crossing up through 2s   17-20 1s+3s dance RH across 21-24 2s+1s dance LH across, 1s finishing facing down   25-32 2s+1s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides   33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back Notes: At the end of bars 8, 16 & 24, 1 st  couple should face down - they will start the next figure dancing with the 3s.
Devised   by   John   &   Hilary   Ashby,   original   members   of   Bridport   Scottish   Country   Dancers ,   in   March   2001,   this   jig was written for all those who forget to smile when dancing! Suggested music: 'The Fyket' Bridport   in   Dorset   is   situated   about   1½   miles   inland   where   the   rivers Asker   and   Simene   join   the   River   Brit.   On   the coast   and   within   the   town's   boundary   is   West   Bay,   a   small   fishing   harbour   previously   known   as   Bridport   Harbour before the arrival of the railway when it was ‘re-branded’ to sound more attractive! Its   origins   are   Saxon   -   during   the   reign   of   King   Alfred   it   became   one   of   the   four   most   important   settlements   in Dorset   –   the   other   three   being   Dorchester,   Shaftesbury   and   Wareham   –   with   the   construction   of   fortifications   and establishment   of   a   mint.   In   1086   the   Domesday   Book   recorded   that   the   town,   with   120   houses,   was   called 'Brideport';   'port'   is   Old   English   for   a   market   town,   thus   'Brideport'   may   have   described   the   market   town   belonging to or associated with Bredy. (It features as Port Bredy in the fictional Wessex of Thomas Hardy's novels.) Since   the   Middle   Ages,   Bridport   has   been   known   as   a   rope-making   centre.   The   main   street   is   particularly   wide due   to   it   previously   having   been   used   to   dry   the   ropes,   after   they   had   been   spun   in   long   gardens   behind   the houses.   Ropes   for   gallows   used   to   be   made   in   the   town,   hence   the   phrase   "stabbed   with   a   Bridport   dagger"   being used to describe a hanging. Many   of   Bridport’s   buildings,   particularly   in   the   main   street,   date   from   the   18 th    century,   with   older   buildings being    found    in    South    Street.    Established    companies    in    Bridport    include    Palmer’s    Brewery    (which    recently celebrated   its   bicentennial), AmSafe   Bridport   (previously   known   as   Bridport-Grundy)   who   make   seat   belts,   cargo nets,   cabin   interior   textiles,   etc.   for   most   commercial   aircraft,   and   Edwards   Sports.   Continuing   Bridport’s   rope and   net   making   traditions,   the   goal   nets   for   major   football   championships   and   the   tennis   nets,   wooden   posts   and umpire’s chairs at Wimbledon are all made in Bridport. England's   Oldest   Family   Butchers",   R   J   Balson   &   Son,   relocated   in 1880   to   West   Allington,   Bridport   close   to   its   original   location.   In 1515   Robert   Balson   rented   a   market   stall   on   Bridport   Shambles and   the   firm   claims   a   continuous   line   of   family   butchers   since. According   to   the   Institute   for   Family   Business,   it   is   the   oldest continuously trading family business in the UK.