Michael Blanford, a past member and good friend of so many Ring sides both here and overseas, died in Medway Maritime hospital on May 7th. His funeral will be held at the Medway Crematorium, Robin Hood Lane, Chatham, Kent on Thursday May 30th at 1pm.
Damien Barber, Artistic Director of the ever popular The Lock In dance extravaganza, has written to say a big thank you note to all the Morris sides displaying at each of their past and upcoming venues. He shouldn't be surprised - few Morris sides would miss an invitiation to a lock in!
It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Ivor Allsop, past Squire of the Morris Ring 1978-80, an expert on Sword Dancing and a true giant of the Morris world. Ivor's contribution will be long remembered and he will not be easily replaced. His life was celebrated on Monday 19th November at Grenoside crematorium, where the following eulogy was delivered on behalf of The Morris Ring.