It’s not long after sunrise, and the Wessex Morris Men are folk dancing above the Cerne Abbas Giant, a traditional ritual to celebrate May Day. They’re joined by some visitors from the North, Sheffield City Morris.
There’s a decidedly Pagan feel to the old Maypole site this morning. People are crowned with leaves and flowers. Some sip from pewter vessels.
And the Giant remains impassive in the face of the annual onslaught.
In the village square, we’re greeted by the thud of the tabor and The Dorset Ooser. Cadbury the Horse also puts in an appearance, then it’s cider for breakfast. And home, via Piddle Lane. What a wonderfully bonkers way to start the day.