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Newsletter 22

The Newsletter - No. 22 – January 2002. A welcome to new Associates, Stourvale Mummers. They joined in October, but their welcome was overlooked by the Ring Bagman – apologies. They are closely associated with Bourne River, and have a common Bagman [I will rephrase that, a Bagman in common]. We are...

The Newsletter - No. 22 – January 2002 

IN MEMORIAM - Lloyd Howitt, founder member of Stafford; John Middleton, also of Stafford; and Charles Bardswell who played pipe and tabor for many Morris Sides. 
NEW YEAR HONOURS - Congratulations to Malcolm Taylor OBE, of EFDSS's Vaughan Williams Memorial Library. Also, Robin Saunders MBE a member of Eynsham Morris. 
ELECTION FOR SQUIRE – There are three candidates; Bob Cross [Chalice]; Cliff Marchant [Chanctonbury]; and Bob Pierce [Gloucestershire]. 
NORTH-WEST AREA REPRESENTATIVE - Ron Yates is standing down. The two candidates are John Squirrel [Saddleworth] and Duncan Broomhead [Adlington]. 
FORTHCOMING EVENTS - ARM 2002 hosted by Stafford, in Shropshire on 2 nd March. 
INSTRUCTIONALS - Longborough and Adderbury with Jack Brown and hosted by Stafford, 27th – 29th September 2002. Bucknell and Badby, with John Burke, November 2002. The Fools and Animals convene in Polperro, 11th – 13th October 2002. The hosts will be a joint Plymouth and Trigg team. 
RING MEETINGS – 2002 - Richmond on Swale, Silurian and Bristol are FULL. Still some space at Thaxted and Hartley – book now.
ANNIVERSARIES - Congratulations to John Burgess; Len Bendall and Bert Cleaver, who have all achieved 50 years of Morris. 
NEWS of Ales, Feasts, Tours and Mumming over Autumn, Boxing Day and the New Year period from – Anker; Anstey; Bathampton; Bedford; Blackheath; Bristol; Cambridge; Chalice; Chanctonbury; Chapel-en-le-Frith; Coventry; Coventry Mummers; Dartington; Dolphin; East Kent; Exeter; First Sedgeley; Foresters; Frome Valley; Green Man; Greensleeves; Harthill; Hinckley Bullockers; Hoddesdon Crownsmen; Icknield Way; Isca; Jockey; Kemp's Men; Letchworth; Lichfield; Lincoln and Micklebarrow; Long Man; Lord Conyer’s; Martlets; MC Morris and the Knuckle Rappers; Mendip; Merrie England Mummers; Northampton; Plymouth; Ripley; Rutland; St. Albans; Shakespeare; Stafford; Stevenage Sword; The [Insert Name Here] Mummers; Uttoxeter; Wadard; Welsh Border; West Somerset; and Yateley.
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