Rutland Ring Meeting 1995

(Some of) Rutland Morris and guests, Saturday July 15th 1995, Rutland Ring Meeting

In 1995, the Rutland Morris hosted the 262nd meeting of the Morris Ring. The Ring brings together not just the familiar Cotswold styles of morris dancing, but also other men's dance forms such as the sword and clog traditions.

The most spectacular event was the exhibition dancing in Uppingham Market Square which was being closed to traffic for the occasion. This was on Saturday, starting at 4.30 pm. Individual clubs performed their own dances and there were also several massed dances of more than 100 dancers.

Sides travelled to Rutland from as far afield as Durham, Chester, Sussex and Cornwall. In fact, Rutland proved such a popular venue that we had to turn down several sides' applications to visit.

We had four tours on the Saturday of the weekend, which visited …

Tour one
Rutland Water (Normanton)
The Vaults, Uppingham
The Cuckoo, Wing
Marquis of Exeter, Lyddington
Old White Hart, Lyddington
Exeter Arms, Barrowden
Stamford
Tour two
Corby
East Carlton Park
Old Plough, Drayton
Neville Arms, Medbourne
Wheel & Compass, Weston-by-Welland
The Fox, Hallaton
The Sun Belton-in-Rutland
Tour three
Melton town centre, 9.30 to 10 am
Berkeley Arms, Wymondham
Black Bull, Market Overton
Sun Inn, Cottesmore
Fox and Hounds, Exton
Finch's Arms, Hambleton
Tour four
Oakham
Old Brewery Inn, Somerby
Blue Ball, Braunston
Horse and Jockey, Manton
Wheatsheaf, Edith Weston
Noel Arms, Whitwell
Pictures from the scrap book …