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Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer

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Stroud’s female Boss Morris group marked Summer’s End in a new ceremony at Hawkwood College near Stroud.

Boss Morris 9 | Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer
Boss Morris performed their Summer’s End ceremony at Hawkwood College. Picture: Simon Pizzey.

The ten members processed to a spring in the college’s rural grounds, drank the water then danced around a straw sculpture of the sun before setting it alight and performing a toast.

Boss Morris 8 | Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer
Boss Morris performed their Summer’s End ceremony at Hawkwood College. Picture: Simon Pizzey.

The end of August also marks the troop’s sixth birthday, and the ceremony will become an annual event.

Pictures by Simon Pizzey.

Boss Morris 7 | Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer
Boss Morris performed their Summer’s End ceremony at Hawkwood College. Picture: Simon Pizzey.
Boss Morris 6 | Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer
Boss Morris performed their Summer’s End ceremony at Hawkwood College. Picture: Simon Pizzey.
Boss Morris 4 | Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer
Boss Morris performed their Summer’s End ceremony at Hawkwood College. Picture: Simon Pizzey.
Boss Morris 3 | Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer
Boss Morris performed their Summer’s End ceremony at Hawkwood College. Picture: Simon Pizzey.
Boss Morris 2 | Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer
Boss Morris performed their Summer’s End ceremony at Hawkwood College. Picture: Simon Pizzey.
Boss Morris 1 | Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer
Boss Morris performed their Summer’s End ceremony at Hawkwood College. Picture: Simon Pizzey.
Boss Morris 18 | Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer
Boss Morris performed their Summer’s End ceremony at Hawkwood College. Picture: Simon Pizzey.
Boss Morris 17 | Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer
Boss Morris performed their Summer’s End ceremony at Hawkwood College. Picture: Simon Pizzey.
Boss Morris 16 | Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer
Boss Morris performed their Summer’s End ceremony at Hawkwood College. Picture: Simon Pizzey.
Boss Morris 10 | Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer
Boss Morris performed their Summer’s End ceremony at Hawkwood College. Picture: Simon Pizzey.
Boss Morris 14 | Fiery ceremony marks the end of summer
Boss Morris performed their Summer’s End ceremony at Hawkwood College. Picture: Simon Pizzey.

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