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Morris Ring Member and Associate Side Formation Dates

A list of Morris Ring Member and Associate Side formation dates, and the dates when Members joined the Morris Ring, was obtained from web sites. The 'old guys' are listed as 'Traditional', please send any further details, comments or corrections to the webeditor [at] themorrisring [dot] org (subject: Query%20about%20the%20Morris%20Ring%20website%20-%20side%20histories) (WebEditor). Thanks - there is always room for improvement! It would be interesting to include details of sides who have now expired, handed in their staves, joined the great dancer in the sky.... etc., etc!  So this is a plea for more information, I expect that much can be found in the Morris Ring Log books, but as with past Morris Ring meetings it would be interesting to draw the information together into this web page.

Colin Andrews, our New Dance Collator also edits and collates data for the Morris Dance Data Base sponsored by ourselves and the Morris Federation. He has created a Historic Teams Page listing teams and dance locations known to have existed before 1900 drawn from a variety of sources.

For the wider Morris Community - all over the planet - check your entry on the Morris Histories page on Google - this is a spreadsheet, so contains more information about individual sides (if they provide it). 


The "Notes Link" given below, where available, either links directly to a page describing a side history, or to the side website, from which the history can be read.


Side Name Side Formed Joined Morris Ring Notes & Link to side history page if available
1st Sedgley Morris Men 1979 1983 We have a close affiliation with the 1st Sedgley Scout Group, we share their facilities, support their functions and help in whatever way we can. Link
Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers Traditional 1937 Records back to 1560. Link
Adderbury Village Morris Men Traditional - 18th Century. Revival in 1974. Link
Adlington Morris Men [incl Adlington Mummers] 1964 1976 Adlington Morris Men joined the Morris Ring at the 158th Ring Meeting, Chipperfield 9th to 11th July 1976.
Aldbury Morris Men 1969 1999 We started dancing in 1969, meeting in an unheated barn at the rear of the Greyhound Pub in Aldbury, Hertfordshire. After the floorboards threatened to give way and frostbite became severe we moved to warmer surroundings. We now practice every Thursday evening during the winter months in the Aldbury Memorial Hall. Link
Alvechurch Morris 1989   Formed for the Grande Schoole Fete,they were invited to dance at two other venues in the village in the next seven days. So they began. Link
Anker Morris Men 1975 1980 Formed by a group of folk enthusiasts in Nuneaton in 1975 and  named after the River Anker which runs through Nuneaton, "anker" being an ancient word meaning "meander" - possibly apt for Morris men! Link
Anstey Morrismen 1983   From Anstey near Leicester. Proudly sponsored by Everards of Leicestershire, a local family brewery.
Ashdown Forest Morris Men 1972 1977 "AFMM danced in as members of the Ring in 1977, at the Colchester Ring Meeting of that year." - Bob Draper
Bampton Morris Dancers (Traditional) Traditional - 600 years of Morris history. Arnold Woodley, along with Thomas “Sonner” Townsend, another veteran of the Tanner side (first danced 1925), re-formed the traditional side in 1950 and augmented it with younger dancers.Link.
Banchory-Ternan Morris Men 1975 - The only Morris Ring side in Scotland!  Link
Barnsley Longsword Dancers 1968 1972 Ivor Allsop wrote: "Barnsley joined the Ring in 1972 taking their staff at the Huddersfield Ring Meeting from Mr. Bert Cleaver."
Bathampton Morris Men 1934 1968

Bathampton were formed in 1934, In the early 1930's Mrs. Charlotte Oakey moved to Bathampton to become become head teacher of the village school. She included Morris Dancing in the activities of the schools Scout group and in 1934 "Mrs. Oakey's Boys" side was born. This side later grew into the "Bathampton Morris Men". joined the MR in 1968. Link

Beaux of London City 1947 1947 In July 1947 the Beaux of London City Morris was founded. The Club made its first appearance at the autumn meeting of the Ring at Stratford-on-Avon the following month. Link
Bedford Morris Men 1932 1936 Formed in 1932, in part from a number of ex pupils of Clapham Road [now Livingstone] School, who wanted to carry on with the Morris Dancing that they had been taught at school.  In 1932 the side was known as "Old Mole".  This was changed to "Bedford Morris Men" two years later. They were joined by other men, who had learned their dancing either with the English Folk Dance Society or with the Rover Scouts. Link
Belchamp Morris Men 1976 1989   Take their name from the village of Belchamp St Paul, North Essex, where they still practice and entertain at the village fete. Originally formed to dance Morris in the Cotswold style, in 1990 they converted to the dances and style of the Welsh Border Counties, Link
Benfieldside Morris and Sword Dancers 1965 - Formed from a school team in 1965 Link
Blackmore Morris 1970   Started formally in January 1970 when a group of members of Blackmore Folk Club (not far from Brentwood in Essex) got together to learn Cotswold Morris under the guidance of an experienced Morris dancer, Roy Tomlin. Link
Boar's Head Morris Men 1972 - Upon folding in 2005, merged to give birth to Great Yorkshire Morris based in Pool, Harrogate
Bourne River Morris Men 1967 1975

Miss Mayne was converted to folk dancing by Cecil Sharp and  founded a Morris side at Chideock, whose hats were presented to the newly formed Bourne River Morris Men. After a dress rehearsal in November 1967 at Bournemouth College, they gave their first public performance at Miss Mayne's birthday ceilidh in 1968. Danced in at the 151st meeting  - Thaxted, 31st May 1975 Link

Brackley Morris Men Traditional - Records back to 1623, 400 years of history Link
Bristol Morris Men 1951 - Link
Britannia Coconut Dancers Traditional 1971 18-19th century
Danced into the Ring at the Manchester Ring Meeting, Sept 1971.
Broadwood Sword & Morris Men 1972 - -
Bury Pace Eggers 1970 1972 Joined at the Sutton Coldfield Ring meeting in 1972 and, although it lapsed for a while, membership was revived in 2013. Recorded by Charlotte Burne in C19th and at Bury Petty Sessions in 1853/54.
Cam Valley Morris Men 1981 1992 Formed in 1981 by dancers who had already gained experience with other dance sides. Their aim was to dance Cotswold Morris in its traditional form Link
Cambridge Morris Men [On tour aka The Travelling Morrice] 1911-12 1934 Founder member of the Ring Link
Campden Morris Dancers Traditional 2002 1772 may be the earliest reference to this Gloucestershire team, one of only four traditional Cotswold sides that exist today who have an unbroken history. The Campden side dances a unique tradition that can be found no where else and the dances and steps form part of a living tradition which is passed on from one generation to the next. No other sides dance Campden and this is something which is respected throughout the morris community.
Previously known as The Chipping Campden Morris Men. (but never Camden ! )
Cardiff Morris Men 1970 - Left in 2004 to become a mixed side
Castleford Sword Dancers 1969 1979 The team was formed 5th November 1969 admitted to the Morris Ring in 1979 and danced in at the Giffard Ring Meeting July 1979. Barry Evans - Squire
Chalice Morris Men 1972 1980 Formed in Highbridge, Somerset in 1972 and takes its name from the Chalice Well at Glastonbury Link
Chameleonic Morris Men 1985   Dancers have performed throughout the world and are chosen for their wide range of experience. Recent performances have been in Lithuania, Estonia, USA, Ireland, Romania, Israel, Turkey, Spain, France, Ireland, Estonia (Baltica 2001), Lithuania, Latvia (Baltica 2003), Italy and Ukraine
Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men 1953 1954 CRMM began as an offshoot of the Shorham FDC which was founded in 1949. Some members were introduced to morris and sword in 1951, they dressed in morris kit for the Festival of Britain parade through Shoreham. Did not dance, then energised to dance morris by a trip to Bampton in 1952, and officially formed in 1953. Read on!.
Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men 1975 - A letter to the Buxton Advertiser prompted an initial meeting at the Kings Arms pub. They not only found they had an experienced morris dancer living in Chapel-en-le-Frith but also an accordionist as well. They were able to start practicing and by December, were ready for their first public performance at Sandbach Folk Dance Club’s Christmas ceilidh. Link
Chester City Morris Men - - -
Cinque Port Morris     Sank 2017 - ran out of men and retired
City of Gloucester Mummers 1969 - Disbanded 2014
Claro Sword & Morris Men 1979? - Based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, mainly perform Longsword though their origins include Cotswold Link
Colchester Morris Men 1926 then 1953 1935 The Colchester Club was founded in 1926, disbanded during World War II and re-established in 1953, remaining active ever since Link
Colne Royal Morris Men 1896 & 1968 1970 Joined Ring 1970 (Coventry) An earlier side ceased dancing in 1894. Ceased dancing in public in 2008
Coventry Morris Men 1931 1935 Martin Trewinnard writes: "Known to be dancing into the early 1940s (Pat Shaw came across from Birmingham to dance with the team) but not active post-war until 1950, certainly dancing again in 1951 (Festival of Britain event poster at Berkswell); Staff of office lost at some time in the 1940s, we have a home made replacement.
Historically, there is a reference to "morris dancers from the city of Coventry" in the diary of Queen Elizabeth I's visit to Kenilworth Castle 1577 and to a "sweep's morris" in an account of an 18th century Godiva Procession which we assume to be some sort of morris dance but with dancers blacked up (but even our oldest member is not old enough to remember either event!)"
Coventry Mummers 1966 1970 A side of some 15 men formed in 1966 to promote the performance, research, study and public awareness of Mummers Plays or 'English Ritual Drama'.   Although not the oldest team to revive Mumming, it is believed that they were the first stand-alone side to specialise exclusively in Mumming, enjoying a stable membership and regular weekly meetings throughout the year. 
Crendon Morris 1967   Formed in 1967 and are based in Long Crendon, Bucks
Darlington Mummers 1965 - Claim to be the Oldest Revivalist Mummers Team in the country Link
Dartington Morris Men 1968 1973  In 1973 the current side was admitted to membership of the Morris Ring, collecting their staff at the Ludlow Morris Ring Meeting in September 1978. Link
Datchet Border Morris Men 1991 (1961) 1966 Datchet formed in 1961, decided to change from Cotswold Morris to Border style dancing  in 1991. Link
Devil's Dyke Morris Men 1975 2012 The side began as the Staploe Hundred Morris Men in 1975. Various changes around 1980-81 turned Staploe into the Devil's Dyke Morris Men Link
Dolphin Morrismen 1968 1971 Andy Padmore's very full archive of the first 30 years of Dolphin's existence can be found at and the next 10 years may be added at some point.
See also the history behind "The Gate to Southwell".
Durham Rams Sword and Morris Men Early 1960s - -
Earlsdon Morris Men 1971 - Formed in 1971, with their base in the village of Earlsdon, in Coventry Link
East Suffolk Morris Men 1958 1966 Suffolk MM are pictured  in 1930s. Des Herring had moved from the West Country to Suffolk and joined the Suffolk Men but preferred to start a fresh Side in 1958 - the East Suffolk Morris Men (ESMM).By 1965 the remaining Suffolk Men had migrated to join ESMM. Link
East Surrey Morris Men 1926 1934 Founder member of the Ring Link
Etcetera Morris Men 1st June 1975 July 1981 (Kennet MM Ring Meeting) Matt Stevens writes: "Etcetera Morris Men ... a group of Enfield Teachers. They met at the Enfield Teacher's Centre - and thus E.T.C. (or Etcetera) Morris Men was formed. History:
Everards Original Anstey Morris Men 1983 - -
Ewell St Mary's Morris Men 1979 1986 Link
Exeter Morris Men 1951 - -
Faithful City Morris Men 1967 - -
 First Class Stamp 1990 2019 The team’s Appalachian dance style is known as “Buck and Wing”, characterised by vigorous stepping with the feet lifted high. The repertoire is of choreographed dances for two or more, mostly created by the team, but some modified from dances borrowed from others. 
Forest of Dean Morris Men 1968 - Link Resigned 2017 - Ran out of men and decided to go mixed
Foresters Morris & Sword Dance Club 1952 1956 Eric Foxley wrote:"admitted to the Ring at the September Ring Meeting 1956 in Abingdon. I was there! 
Furness Morris Men 1963 - Left to form mixed side 2008
Gloucestershire Morris Men Early 1930s 1938 Link
Goathland Ploughstots Traditional - Early 19th century. Revived in 1922 Link Left MR 2010
Grand Union Morris 1976   21/10/2016 Falling numbers & rising infirmity mean it's become impossible to continue and our efforts at recruitment have been fruitless. The website will be maintained for the foreseeable future, including all the scrapbooks on
Great Yorkshire Morris 2005 - See Boars Head MM
Green Ginger Morris & Sword 1968 1971 -
Green Man's Morris and Sword Club - - -
Green Oak Morris Men [inc. Doncaster Mummers] 1971 - -
Greensleeves Morris Men 1926 1934 Founder member of the Ring. See GMM History pages on their web site.
Grimsby Morris Men 1969 - -
Hageneth Morris Men - - -
Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers Traditional - Link
Harry Taylor's Morris 2016 2017 London based with members from accross the UK, Taylor’s Morris were formed from a series of workshops held in early 2016 and in their first year entered both solo and double jigs at Sidmouth winning best newcomer and 2nd place in the double jig competition. They danced in at the 2017 London Ring Meeting.
Harthill Morris Men 1976 1981 Accepted into the MR at the Kennet Ring Meeting in 1981 receiving their membership staff from Fr Kenneth Loveless
Hartley Morris Men 1952 1955 Stansted Morris, Hartley's predecessors were formed in 1934 and joined the Ring at CSH on March 13th 1937. They ceased in 1939.
Headington Quarry Morris Dancers Traditional - History from 1700s
Helier Morris Men 1975 1990 -
Helmond Morris Men 1935 1976 See the web site for more information. HMM were started just a year after the Morris Ring was formed.
Horwich Prize Medal Morris Men 1891 (1976) 1979 Reformed in 1976. Left to join the Morris Federation 2014
Icknield Way Morris Men 1950s 1974 -
Isca Morris Men 1976 - Left 2013 to become a mixed side
Ilmington Morris Men Traditional 2002 Dancing in the village since 1790 with significant revivals in 1886, 1900 and 1974
Jockey Morris Men 1949 - -
John O'Gaunt Morris (Lancaster) 1968 - Folded 2022 - lack of numbers
Kemp's Men of Norwich 1956 - -
Kennet Morris Men 1957 1962 Danced in at the Cheltenham Ring Meeting in 1962. The Kennet Morris Men - A Foolish History. Kennet's predecessors, Wargrave Morris, were inaugural members of the Morris Ring in 1934 before the 2nd WW intervened. Some of the Wargrave men founded Kennet.
King John's Morris Men 1975 1981 John Connell writes: "Our side was formed in 1975 as an off shoot of the Red Stags mixed side connected to the university in Southampton. We were elected to The Morris Ring in 1981 and danced in at the 196th meeting hosted by Wessex Morris Men in 1982."
The Kings Morris 1978 - Became a mixed side October 2016 and joined the Morris Federation
Kinnerton Morris Men 1976 - -
Lassington Oak Morris Men 1977 - -
Leicester Morris Men 1953 - -
Letchworth Morris Men 1922 - Founder member of Ring
Leyland Morris Men 1966 - Team at Leyland for over 100 years (1889 emblem)
Lichfield Morris Men [Inc. Armitage Mummers] - - Earliest record 1747
Lincoln & Micklebarrow Morris Men (2) - - -
London Pride Morris Men 1930s 1937 -
Long Man Morris Men 1978 1984 Associate side from 1980
Lord Conyers Morris Men - - -
Malvern Swordsmen - - -
Manchester Morris Men 1930 1936 History
Martlet Sword & Morris Men 1953 1956 History
Mayflower Morris Men 1973 1977 The Mayflower Morris Men were formed in 1973, although Morris dancers in Billericay are first mentioned in a church warden’s accounts during the 1550s. The side's name and Puritan colours are a link with the Pilgrim Fathers, five of whom, including Christopher Martin, Governor of The Mayflower, came from the town. History
Men of Wight Morris Men - - -
Mendip Morris Men 1956 - -
Mersey Morris Men 1960 - -
Milton Morris Men 1983 - -
Monkseaton Morris Men 1955 - -
Mossley Morris Men 1981 - Tradition dates back to the early 19thC
Moulton Morris Men 1972 - Remnants of traditional dance in local pubs (a version of Bacca Pipes), and a village Mummers side existed in Moulton up to the time of the First World War and older villagers helped with information on these.
North British Sword Dancers 1992 2012 Colin Messer writes: "I worked in Glasgow in 1991 and danced with Clydeside Rapper and Step when they visited Saddleworth Rushcart. The following year - 1992 - we returned to Saddleworth to discover that those who turned up were all ex-Clydeside, so we created North British."
North Wood Morris Men 1975 1984 -
Northampton Morris Men 1949 1952 -
Oakworth Village Morris Men 1981 1984 -
Offley Morris Men 1955   "Mothballed" 2016 - still maintaing a website archive
Oxford City Morris Men 1938 - -
Packington Morris Men 1975 1980 -
Peterborough Morris Men 1979 - -
Pinewoods Morris Men 1964 1965 -
Plymouth Morris Men 1970 1975 -
Ravensbourne Morris Men 1947 1947 The club made its first public appearance on 10th March 1947 when it provided illustrations to a talk given by Douglas Kennedy at Beckenham and Penge County School. On 20th March, the club attended the first post-war Ring Meeting at Cecil Sharp House and was admitted to membership and received its staff of office, which is that formerly held by the Squire of Balgowan. Because of this, Ravensbourne can be considered to be a continuation of the Balgowan club.
Redcar Sword Dancers 1967 - -
Richmond on Swale Morris Men 1973 - -
Ripley Morris Men 1924 & 1981 - stopped in 50's, then restarted 1981
Royal Liberty Morris - - -
Royal Preston Morris Dancers Late 1800s, then 2000 - Merger of Preston Royal Morris Dancers and Royal Lancashire Morris Dancers in 2000
Rumford Morris - - -
Rutland Morris Men 1974 1978 -
Saddleworth Morris Men 1974 - -
Shakespeare Morris Men 1959 1965 -
Silkeborg Morris Men 1976 - -
Silurian Border Morris Men 1969 - -
South Berkshire MM 1950 1950 Newbury based. Admitted to the Ring at the Bedford Meeting 8-10th September 1950.and attended meetings until 1965. Ther final dance was 14 May 1966 - FA Cup Final day.
Article - South Berkshire MM Uncovered 
South Shropshire Morris Men - - -
Southport Sword Dancers 1968 - -
Spring Grove Morris Men 1977 1984 -
St Albans Morris Men 1930 1934 Joined The Morris Ring at the Inaugural Meeting at CSH 20/10/1934
Stafford Morris Men 1957 1961 Records of other Stafford sides before present SMM
Standon Morris Men 1954 1977 Became a mixed side in 2013
Stevenage Sword Dancers 1973 1975 Became a mixed side in 2015
Stockton Morris Men - - 2017 Ran out of men and retired
Sweyn's Ey Morris and Sw. Dancers (Men of) 1966 1978 Keith Lascelles writes: "The Men of Sweyn's Ey effectively started in 1966, although were known as The Mighty Men of Madoc for the first two or three years. We were admitted to the Ring at the Ludlow meeting in 1978."
Sydney Morris Men 1975 1979 John Milce writes: "The Sydney Men formed in 1975, were made members of the Ring in 1979, and disbanded in 2008.
Taunton Deane Morris Men 1973 1976 -
Thames Valley Morris Men 1952 1955 -
Thaxted Morris Men 1911 1934 Founder member of Ring
Thelwall Morris Men 1973 1976 See A Long History of Thelwall Morris Men
Towersey Morris 1967 1973 Andy Harvey writes: "Our scrapbook shows Towersey Morris Men being presented with their Ring Staff by Bert Cleaver, the then Squire of the Ring, at Thaxted in 1973. Our membership to the Ring had been proposed by Whitchurch Morris Men."
Trigg Morris Men 1971 1975 Trigg were admitted to the Morris Ring at the Stratford Ring Meeting in June 1975.
Het Utrecht Morris Team 1979 1991 -
Uttoxeter Heart of Oak Morris Men 1955 1964 Mac McCoig writes: Joined at the Stratford-on-Avon Morris Ring Meeting in 1964. See Uttoxer MM old website
Vancouver Morris Men - - -
Victory Morris Men 1976 - -
Wadard Morris Men 1977 - -
Wantsum Morris Men 1967 1970 -
Wargrave Morris Men 1933 1934 When the Morris Ring was formed in 1934, the Wargrave Morris Men were one of the Inaugural Members, and early in September 1936 the Ring met at Wargrave Hall, the Wargrave Morris Men being responsible for the local arrangements. They disbanded in the mid 1950s. See The Kennet Morris Men - A Foolish History for much more.
Wath upon Dearne Morris Men 1972 1978 -
Wessex Morris Men 1957 1965 Wessex Morris Men were founded in 1957 by a group of young men out of The White Horse Morris Men. 
About the Wessex Morris Men
West Somerset Morris Men 1965 1969 -
Westminster Morris Men 1952 1953 Mike Wilson-Jones wrote:I guess you'd have to say formed in 1952, as they were at a Ring Instructional at CSH in March 1953 and were admitted to the Ring at Thaxted meeting 1953.
Whitchurch Morris Men 1948 - -
White Hart Morris Men 1970s - -
White Horse Morris Men - - -
White Rose Morris Men 1953 1959 -
Winchester Morris Men 1953 - -
Winster Morris Men Traditional - before 1863
Woodside Morris Men 1956 1957 September 2021 - No longer able to continue: lack of numbers despite attempting to go mixed
Wyvern Jubilee Morris Men 1977 1985 Danced into the Ring in 1985 (Cardiff Ring 6-8 September), were Associate members from 1978
Yateley Morris Men 1976 - -
Associate Members      
Albion Morris Men - - -
Alvechurch Border Morris 1989 Associate in 2007 -
Armitage Mummers - - -
Ashdown Mummers 1973 - -
Big Jigs 2012 2019 Started in 2012 as an informal group practising Cotswold jigs, but soon the membership wanted to dance out. Now they dance out with the local morris sides and at a couple of festivals every year
Blackheath Morris Men 1970s - -
Blackmore Morris Men - - -
Blue Anchor Morris - - -
Bovey Tracey Mummers - - -
Boyden Gate [Mummers of] - - -
Buckland Shag Morris Men 1987 - -
Chameleonic Morris Men - - -
Charlbury Morris 1984 - 2014 - resigned to join Morris Federation
Cinque Port Morris Men 2008 - -
Clydeside Rapper 1986 - Colin Messer writes: Founded: 1986 as a men's side - Clydeside Rapper emerged from Gallus Morris Men, they ceased in 2002 and are now a mixed side - Clydeside Sword and Step.
Crendon Morris Men 1967 - -
Ebor Morris Men 1973 - -
Ferrette Morris Men 2003 - -
 First Class Stamp      
Frome Valley Morris 1978 - -
Gallus Morris Men - - -
Golden Star Morris 1979 2019 A mixed Cotswold Morris side based in Norwich, Norfolk, UK.
Good Easter Molly Gang - - -
Great Yorkshire Morris - - -
Greenwich Morris Men - - -
Hexham Morris Men 1976 - -
High Spen Blue Diamonds 1926 - -
Hinckley Bullockers - - -
Hoddesdon Crownsmen - - -
King Stone Rappers 2005 - -
Leominster Morris 1983 - Side at beginning of 20th C
Man Friday Morris Men - - -
Merrie England Mummers 1974 - -
Mid Winter Mummers - - -
Morris 18 - 30 2002 - -
North Curry Mummers - - -
One Day Wonders Travelling Morris 1987 - After 30 years the Final Tour returned to Shropshire where ita ll started - and ended on 13th May 2017
Plymouth Reunion Morris Men - - -
Rose & Castle Morris Men 1977 - -
Saint Bees Mummers - - -
St Nicholas-at-Wade with Sarre Hoodeners - - -
Sallyport Sword Dancers 1969 - -
Spen Valley Longsword Dancers 1974 - -
Stockport Morris Men 1984 - Origin ca 1885
Stourvale Mummers - - -
Tarka Morris Men 1991 - -
Thameside Mummers 1971 - -
The Illustrious Order of Fools & Beasts, 1979 -
The (Insert Name Here) Mummers - - -
Welsh Border Morris Men 1973 - -
The Witchmen Early 1980s 2019 The name we chose came upon us by chance really, a passage in a book on old Northamptonshire, referred to a motley band of mummers or guisers who used to perform around the Cambridgeshire border in the latter half of the nineteenth century. 
Woodchurch Morris Men - - -
Yelvertoft Morris Men - -
Joint Members      
Flowers of Ilmington Womans Morris 2017 2019 The Flowers of Ilmington Women's Morris formed in 2017 and are based in the Cotswold village of Ilmington. Following in the footsteps of Sam Bennett's first female side, we are keeping the Ilmington tradition alive but relevant and continue to blossom
Wakefield Morris 1989 2019 The team performs a style of morris dancing known as “North West” morris, originating in Lancashire in the late 19th century where teams were formed to take a central role in the annual village carnival processions. Some of the dances that Wakefield Morris perform were traditionally used in such processions in the early 20th century, but over time the team has also written dances of its own, taking their inspiration and dance names from landmarks in and around Horbury. These team-written dances are now collectively known as the Horbury Suite. The team colours of blue and gold are taken from the crest of Wakefield City.