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Welcome Pete Simpson - Squire of the Morris Ring

Welcome Pete Simpson - Squire of the Morris Ring

The new squire of the Morris Ring, Pete Simpson danced in at St Chad's church in Uppermill  as outgoing squire Eddie Worrall watched on having just danced out in the Saddleworth "Sunshine".  Accepting the Reverend Canon Sharon Jones' thoughtful and generous offer of the use of the lovely church was the first decision Pete had to make as the new squire.  He hopes all will be as easy - and it turned what could have been a miserable wet afternoon into a joyous happy occasion.







Pete writes:

Greetings All

I have become Squire of the Morris ring at an interesting time in its 84 year history. After the constitutional changes at the ARM last March, I am asked how we differ from our sister organisations The Morris Federation and The Open Morris. This is one of the challenges I face. My predecessor, Ed Worrall, has started the ball rolling with the changes needed to deal with this and other issues. My job is not only to make sure the changes already set in motion continue in a positive direction, but that we are seen to be and feel relevant as an organisation in the 21st century. Much of this work will be carrying on quietly in the background and hopefully when you do notice something you will feel it is for the better.

I look forward, over the next two years, to getting out and about meeting as many of you as possible. That is after all one of the main reasons for being Squire of the Morris Ring. There are a lot of events going on out there I don’t know about. So, if you would like me to attend, please get in touch. I cannot promise but I will do my best to support your big day or weekend.

Morris on.

Pete Simpson.

Squire of the Morris Ring.