The Morris Ring has an extensive archive of morris related material, and is always interested in any such items. Please contact one of the archivists listed below or the Chair of Morris Ring Archive Group, Chris Wildridge, if you want more information.
The Morris Ring Archivists
The archivists are currently:
- Archive Group Chairman: chairmrag [at] themorrisring [dot] org (Chris Wildridge) (Bathampton Morris Men)
- Keeper of the Logbooks: charliecorcoran7 [at] ntlworld [dot] com (Charlie Corcoran) (Leicester Morris Men)
- MR Archivist: Paper & Film: geoffdouglas [at] hotmail [dot] com (Geoff Douglas) (Mayflower Morris Men)
- Keeper of the Ring Photograph Archive: duncan [dot] broomhead [at] btopenworld [dot] com (Duncan Broomhead) (Adlington Morris Men)
- Keeper of the Sword Dance Archive: pcheat [at] btinternet [dot] com (Phil Heaton)
- Member: gordon [at] gordonblunt [dot] net (Gordon Blunt) (Rutland Morris Men)
- Member: john [at] johnhedwards [dot] co [dot] uk (John Edwards) (Stafford Morris Men)
- Member: johnphfrearson [at] btinternet [dot] com (John Frearson) (Bedford Morris Men)
- Member: mike [dot] garland1 [at] btinternet [dot] com (Mike Garland) (East Suffolk Morris Men)
- Member: schofield7 [at] btinternet [dot] com (Derek Schofield)
- Member: matt [dot] historian [at] icloud [dot] com (Matt SImons) (Peterborough & Leicester Morris Men)
Links to other archive resources
- The Morris Ring Archive - was moved to the Essex Records Office in July 2010.
- Side Histories a list of Morris Ring sides and when they were founded and then joined the Morris Ring.
- An Index to the Meetings of the Morris Ring and Morris Ring Log and Minute Books of The Morris Ring
- Mumming Ron Shuttleworth's archive of mumming plays.
See also the Folk Play Research Site and Master Mummers, as well as the electronic version of the Cawte, Helm, and Peacock English Ritual Drama (ERD).
- Photographs we have a large archive of morris photographs, although at present these are not available to view on this website. However, for those interested, the North-west Morris website lists and links to over 18 organisations and individuals who have websites with archive photographs, and film, of pre-WW2 NW teams.
- Video & Film The late Ivor Allsop ran our video archive and there is a considerable collection of videos, both of sword dance events, of past Morris Ring meetings and other morris events. Those that have been copyright-cleared are now available on YouTube
- Animals Phil Underwood has an archive for the many beasts in the morris! Meanwhile don't forget The Illustrious Order of Fools and Beasts!