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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 have been on our travels …

Rutland Morris at the Armoury, by Welsh Bridge, Shrewsbury
Thanks to and © Andrew Mills

Rutland Morris visited the Welsh border country on our 'Homage to the Border' tour over the last weekend in September (and beginning of October). We danced traditional border dances, some in the actual location from which the dance originated. We needed to get this out of our system!

Over the weekend, we visited 15 towns and villages and performed more than 50 dances. A very enjoyable, if tiring, weekend! Some highlights of the weekend were that danced in the originating locations … particularly Brimfield & White Ladies Aston. We also danced in Bromyard, where we were feted for blacking up and people bought us drinks. We cracked 'Wobbly' (thank to Martyn for guiding us through this!) and we danced Clifton Silsbury with aplomb.

We danced at … (you can download our original itinerary from here, and note that there was one change to our plans - in the end, we went to Bromyard instead of Hanley Castle, as shown in the actual list below).

Fri 29 September:
4.00 Bridgnorth
5.30 Broseley
7.00 Much Wenlock
Sat 30 September:
9.45 Ludlow
10.30 Brimfield
12.15 White Ladies Aston
12.50 Pershore
2.50 Upton upon Severn
4.30 Bromyard
5.45 Leominster
Sun 1 October
10.00 Shrewsbury
11.50 Wem
1.20 Hodnett
2.30 Collapse in a heap!