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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 begin our Winter Season!

Rutland Morris at the Stamford Christmas Festival
Thanks to and © Sally Harnett

Rutland Morris began our Winter Season of 'Border Dancing' and 'Mumming' at the Stamford Christmas Fair on the last Sunday in November. We had prepared for the season by taking an autumn weekend tour of the Welsh/English border villages from whence our winter dances originate.

Our Squire Nick Kimberley said 'it was quite inspirational to visit these small villages and towns such as Much Wenlock and Brimfield to actually see where these dances were originally danced. You could almost see and feel the spirit of the original dancers and musicians'.

At Stamford we danced to large crowds with our usual winter border dance band, and even inspired a couple of youngsters to wave a stick and draw a note out of Dick Smart’s trombone.

We will be dancing at the Uppingham and Oakham Christmas events, and carrying out our annual winter Mumming and Dancing pub tour on the 14 December visiting the Shoulder Of Mutton in Weldon 7.30 pm and the Plough in Caldecott at 9.00pm.

On Boxing Day there will be the usual riotous entertainment at the Horse & Jockey at Manton at 11.00am and in Uppingham Market Place at noon. Do go and enjoy this traditional fare, and prepare to be entertained. Great events to beat those 'Boxing Day blues'!