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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 Christmas Plans

Rutland Morris in Red Lion Square in Stamford
Photograph thanks to and © Sally Harnett


Rutland Morris are well under way with their Christmas programme. They have already danced at the Stamford Christmas Fair, and also at Christmas in Uppingham, where they also performed their world (well nearly) famous Mummers play, much to the delight of dozens of children who were not fooled by a 'dead' St George because 'we can see you breathing mister!' There is hope for the future!

On Thursday December 15 they will undertake their annual Christmas 'Mummers and Dance' tour, visiting The Plough at Caldecott at 7.30; The White Swan in Harringworth at 8.15 and finally The Exeter Arms at Barrowden at 9.00. All times are Morris approximates!

In keeping with a forty year and more tradition they will also perform on Boxing Day, at the Horse & Jockey Manton at 11.00am, the Market Place in Uppingham at Noon, and the Crown in Uppingham at 1.00pm. As usual they will perform ‘border dances’ from the English – Welsh borders , and perform their Mummers play, at which those regulars in the audience will be welcome to join in with the words, and don't worry ... St George doesn't die!

Collections for these events will, as usual, go to a local Rutland charity.