Rutland Horseshoe




Rutland Ring Meeting 1995


In 1995, the Rutland Morris hosted the 262nd meeting of the Morris Ring.  The Ring brings together not just the familiar Cotswolds 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.

See pictures from the Ring Meeting here.  We had four tours on the Saturday of the weekend, which visited ...

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