The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

West Sussex Morris Unwrapped - Morris in Horsham 1989

West Sussex Morris Unwrapped - Morris in Horsham 1989

Next Tuesday we at Screen Archive South East, in collaboration with our partners at the West Sussex Record Office, will make available a variety of archives, which we think will greatly interest you and your members. Through our portal, called West Sussex Unwrapped, we will present a smashing film that features an epic festival of Morris Dancing through the sleepy streets of Horsham in 1989, while the West Sussex Record Office blog will feature records, photos and historical information about Morris Dancing in West Sussex.

This online presentation, which is free-of-charge, shows teams from all over the country arriving at the market town and dancing their way through the streets and squares, which we’re sure you’ll find to be both a nostalgic and enjoyable experience.

To access this film please follow the link

https://screenarchive.brighton.ac.uk/search/4063/

………and tell all your friends!

Both the film and the blog go ‘live’ next Tuesday, 21st July, and will be available throughout the summer. On that day we will also share the film with you on Facebook for sharing with your members, friends and fellow enthusiasts. We do hope you’ll enjoy this affectionate archival tribute to both rural dance and English folklore.

With very best wishes from all at Screen Archive South East and the West Sussex Record Office