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Introducing... A Bunch Of Posers

Two rather nice prizes to be won

Welcome to A Bunch Of Posers. And no, that's not a reference to The Outside Capering Crew, esteemed publishers of this web site.

This is our very own puzzle page, which we may or many not bother to keep going if it's too much effort.

And just to get you interested, we're offering a couple of prizes: a CD from Beautiful Jo Records, and an Images of Tradition pack from the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

You don't need any knowledge of the morris to enter.

Images of Tradition is a set of 55 "trading cards" featuring such morris greats as William Kimber, Jingy Wells and Sam Bennett, as well as leading figures from the folk movement in the 20th century. You'll also get an enamelled badge of Cecil Sharp, and a flick-book derived from an early film of him, messing up a country dance. Read more about it here.

Beautiful Jo is the record label behind Magpie Lane, the Oxfordshire group that enraptured the audience in the Flashback show in the Arena Theatre at Sidmouth. Read about Magpie Lane in our Joy of Sessions article. Chris Leslie, fiddler extraordinaire with Fairport Convention (and Adderbury Morris) also has a couple of discs on the label. Check out the website, but don't set your sights on the Wassail! album - it's been too successful and is out of stock.

To win, you must tackle a devilish invention of our own called the Anagrid. To be honest, it's a bit of a pain in the padded parts - or in other words, a compete Headington Quarry. A what, you say? Solve the Anagrid, and you'll find out what we mean.

Go to the Anagrid


1: All correct entries will be entered in a prize draw, the winners' names to be selected randomly.

2: If there are fewer than two correct entries, the prizes will go to the entrants who've correctly identified the greatest number of anagrams. In the event of a tie, the winners will be chosen randomly.

3: Members of The Outside Capering Crew are banned from taking part.... though it shouldn't be too difficult to get someone else to enter for them. How about Lord Archer?

4: Entries must be e-mailed to by 0001 hours GMT on 8 February, 2000. We reserve the right to extend the entry deadline.

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