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Newsletter 23

The Newsletter - No. 23 – April 2002. Congratulations to Cliff Marchant on his election as the next Squire of the Morris Ring. He will dance in and take over from Gerald Willey at the Bristol Ring Meeting, before officiating as Squire at the Hartley Ring Meeting. He will also be attending the other...

The Newsletter - No. 23 - April 2002 - Summary 

IN MEMORIAM - Norman Morrey. Dancer and fool for Chipping Campden for over 50 years. The funeral was on Friday 15th February. 
ELECTION FOR SQUIRE – 2002 - Congratulations to Cliff Marchant [Chanctonbury] who is the next Squire of the Morris Ring. Commiserations to Bob Cross and Bob Pierce. 
NORTH-WEST AREA REP - The new Rep is Duncan Broomhead [Adlington]. 
FORTHCOMING EVENTS - 18 – 30 Morris Group - Morris dance day in Oxford 14th – 16th June 2002. 
INSTRUCTIONALS - Longborough and Adderbury with Jack Brown at Stafford, 27th – 29th September 2002. The Fools and Animals in Polperro, 11th – 13th October 2002; hosts: Plymouth and Trigg. “Highlights” of Bucknell, Brackley, Badby and Hinton, at Romsey, with John Burke, King John's, 8th – 10th November 2002. ARM 2003. Isca host the ARM in 2003. 7 th – 9 th March 2003. Trellech, nr. Monmouth. 
RING MEETINGS – 2002 - Late applications available at Hartley - 30th Aug - 1 st Sept 
OTHER EVENTS - DERT [Dancing England Rapper Tournament], Sheffield, 12th – 14th April 2002. Gate to Southwell Tour – 15th June 2002, hosts Dolphin in Nottingham. Banbury Hobby Horse Festival. 29th – 30th June 2002. International Traditional Drama Conference, 19th – 21st July 2002, Sheffield University. Gloucester International Pipe and Tabor Festival, 27th - 29th September 2002.
INSURANCE – An update on the Morris Ring Insurance scheme. 
ARCHIVAL MATTERS - The log / album of the London Rodney side – for 1952 until the mid 1960s has been loaned to the Morris Ring so that copies can be made. 
THE MEDIA – Saddleworth “ … something pathetic about a grown man … skipping about like Andy Pandy … ” - and Thaxted submit “Morris Dancer” typos to BBC “The News Quiz”. 
NEWS - Stourvale Mummers collect £1200 [more than £20,000 to date for Children’s charities]. Icknield Way ran an instructional for Yateley; Stevenage Sword in Europe; Banchory were on Tour with the 52nd IVFDF in St. Andrews; East Suffolk visited Venice. Reports on the social side of the ARM and on the Morris Federation workshop weekend at Wantage; Easter activities: John o’Gaunt and Saddleworth on Good Friday, the Britannia Coco-nut Dancers in Bacup on Easter Saturday and Blackheath on Easter Monday. Feasts and Ales at Woodside; Ripley; Uttoxeter; Winchester; Leicester; Kennet; Aldbury; Devil’s Dyke; Lichfield; Letchworth; Icknield Way and Shakespeare. Sides getting a mention: Aldbury; Anker; Anstey; Bathampton; Bedford; Boar’s Head; Broadstone; Bourne River; Chanctonbury Ring; Chapel-en-le-Frith; Chester; Claro Sword; Coventry; Cup Hill; Dartington; Derby; Dolphin; East Surrey; Ebor; Faithful City; Grand Union; Green Man; Harthill; Icknield Way; Isca; Jockey; John o’Gaunt; Kennet; King John’s; Leicester; Letchworth; Lichfield; Man Friday; Mayflower; Lincoln and Mickelbarrow; Plymouth; Ripley; Rose and Castle; Rutland; Saddleworth; Shakespeare; Silurian; Stafford; St. Albans; Standon; Sweyne’s Ey; Towersey; Uttoxeter; Victory; Winchester; Yateley. 
SNIPPETS – The 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Wheatstone, inventor of the concertina. - Leeds anagrams! - “A must for a Ring Bagman” - A he
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