Bloodstone Border Morris

Please take a moment to visit our fantastic sponsors, "The King Lud". A traditional pub with a beating heart and the best pub in Ryde, "Bar" none.

Bloodstone Rally 2017

Bloodstone are proud to host our fifth rally on the Isle of Wight from Friday the 16th of June to Sunday the 18th of June 2016.

You can see some of the great memories from the last years rally Here on Facebook.

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Evening Entertainment at Smallbrook

Friday and Saturday evening's entertainment at Smallbrook Stadium...

Wight Hot Pipes

Wight Hot Pipes
Wight Hot Pipes
Wight Hot Pipes on Facebook
Wight Hot Pipes Website

The Morris Teams

We have some VERY exciting teams this year.
The teams are...

Mythago

Mythago
Mythago
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Styx of Stroud

Styx of Stroud
Styx of Stroud
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Glorishears of Brummagem

Glorishears of Brummagem
Glorishears of Brummagem
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Steampunk

Steampunk
Steampunk
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Facebook

Ælfgythe

Ælfgythe
Ælfgythe
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Facebook

Guith

Guith
Guith
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Tatters and Tails

Tatters and Tails
Tatters and Tails
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Facebook

Borderline

Borderline
Borderline
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When and Where

Friday, 16 June 2017

  • Teams arrive throughout the afternoon and are welcomed with tea and cakes in the hostility tent'.
  • 20:00 Listen to The Crew play a mix of raucous folk, sea songs and shanties in the Smallbrook bar. Pirate fancy dress optional!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

(Public performances shown in red.)

  • 10:00  Buses leave Smallbrook stadium 10am prompt to drop Morris teams at Wootton station for Train ride to Havenstreet.
  • 11:45 - 12:45  Dancing in Havenstreet station yard.
  • 12:54  Train departs from Havenstreet to take Morris teams back to Wootton. Buses depart 13:15 to take us to Shanklin.
  • 14:00  Morris teams lunch at Daish's hotel followed by informal dancing. Then explore Old Shanklin and the Chine on our way to the seafront.
  • 15:30  Dancing at the Old Pier, Shanklin, close to seafront pubs.
  • 17:00  Buses leave Shanklin with inebriated morris teams, bound for Smallbrook stadium.
  • 17:30  Teams gather at Smallbrook Bloodstone Henge to entertain each other with one dance each.
  • 19:00  Experience Wight Hot Pipes live in the stadium bar. Scots kilts distinctly optional!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

(Public performances shown in red.)

  • 10:30ish  To blow the cobwebs off - teams perform one dance each at Bloodstone Hengebefore heading off to Ryde. A minibus will be shuttling those that need it.
  • 12:00  Ryde - Dancing at:
      the dry end of the Pier (Glorishears, Steampunk, Borderline, Ælfgythe)
      and Pavillion (Bloodstone, Mythago, Tatters, Styx).
  • 13:00ish  One Dance each at the King Lud, then finally a Massed Dance at the dry end of the Pier.
  • 15:30ish  Minibus available to ferry those that need it back to Smallbrook.

Of course all these timings are based on the famous "Morris Time" and may change at any given moment.
Just make sure that on Saturday your team all get on the buses!

Map of Locations

Camp site address for your Sat Nav: Smallbrook Stadium, Ashey Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4BH.

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Getting Around Smallbrook Stadium

Getting around Smallbrook Stadium Please note that the stadium will not be open to the public, only those with rally wristbands.

Campsite Rules

(Not too many as we want you to have fun!)

  • No personal alcohol allowed in the bar or on the balcony.
  • No fires or barbecues.
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead and please ensure that you clear up after them.
  • 5 mph speed limit on site.
  • No racing around the track.

Food and Shopping in Ryde

The list is by no means exhaustive, but here is just a small selection of shopping and restaurants.

  • Tesco: Shopping. 1.5 miles away from Smallbrook Stadium. map
  • Domino's: Pizza. Takeaway & delivery. Order Online
  • Ryde Tandoori: Indian food. Restaurant, takeaway & delivery. Website
  • Hong Kong Express: Chinese food. Restaurant, takeaway & delivery. Website

Acknowledgements

Southern Vectis

Many thanks to Southern Vectis for providing the buses and drivers. You guys ROCK!

Southern Vectis
Southern Vectis - the Island's buses
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