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Rutland Morris Men

  • One of the earliest photographs of Rutland Morris, from 1975 at Rutland Water
  • 'Dancing In' to the Morris Ring at Thaxted in 1978
  • 46th stop in the 1983 Rutland Morris Journey, where we danced at every village in Rutland over one weekend
  • Playing the melodeon from the back of a tandem on the 1985 bike tour, piloted by John Dawtrey
  • Group photograph at the Dartington Ring meeting, 1989
  • Impressively coordinated (and high) jumps at the Trigg Ring meeting in 1996
  • High altitude dancing in the London Eye in 2001
  • Greeting the Queen on her visit to Uppingham in June 2001
  • One of the more photogenic dance spots - a Red Cross event at Holywell Hall in Lincolnshire in 2008
  • Morris Dancing on Carisbrooke castle wall during the 2009 Isle of Wight Ring meeting
  • North Luffenham Hall, June 2010
  • Another Trigg Ring meeting, this time in August 2010
  • Impressively straight lines for a massed 'Vandals of Hammerwich' in Uppingham Market Square at the start of the Rutland Ring meeting July 2011
  • The group photograph of Rutland Morris Men and guests at the Rutland Ring meeting July 2011 (at the Uppingham Community College)

Rutland Morris’s 2017 season begins
and May Day plans

The Turkish Knight and St George do battle at the George & Dragon, Seaton
Photograph thanks to and © Linda Mills

Rutland Morris began our 2017 season with our traditional celebration of St George's Day on Sunday 23rd April, by dancing and performing our world famous Mummers play featuring, of course, St. George.

We performed in St Georges Square in Stamford, at the Green Dragon in Ryhall and the George & Dragon at Seaton. The fine weather helped both the dancers and the audience! Dr. Sirus - known to cure every virus - commented that it was a show of English resilience as 'St George' was killed every time by the evil 'Turkish Knight' but each time miraculously recovered, only to be harangued by Beelzebub, but again lived to tell the tale.

Quite what the wiffly-waffler was doing showing off his/her legs no-one quite knows, but it all counts as entertainment! The dancing as usual, was spring time perfect, and will only get better, or maybe we have peaked too early? Ho hum ...

We will carry on our traditional events by 'dancing in the dawn' at 5.17am in the Market Place in Uppingham on Monday May 1st.

As it's a bank holiday why not make the most of it with an early start and join us? You can even join us for breakfast at 6.00am in the Vaults if you book before-hand!