Happy Circle Archive 2013
Last 2014 Meeting
The Village Hall rocked with laughter as Philip Eavis kindly showed his twenty-four year-old video of Pilton Players Robin Hood . Are the old jokes the best ones? Isn t gently ribbing Michael Eavis rigged out as Superman worth a giggle or two? The answer: a resounding Yes
But wait! One week on - one thought was this a pantomime or a parable for our time? We saw rich Normans in the castle get a tax reduction on wine while the village poor saw price rises on the staples of bread and beer. Richard the Lionheart left his homeland duties for a military adventure in the east. Courage and love saved our hero but the final song The Normans and the Saxons must be friends might have been written to calm some of the differences which beset our relationships within the EU.
Have we learned ANY lessons from history? Robin Hood is indeed both pantomime and parable love and laughter oil the wheels of understanding and reconciliation.
Nationally and personally let New Year 2015 be a season of love and laughter for us all. A new beginning with new ideas of lasting worth and validity. E.J.