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Newsletter 25

The Newsletter - No. 25 – October 2002. This issue contains news of the deaths of seven Morris Men. Sadly, two died following Morris outings, Roy Taylor of Mayflower after a heart attack at the Hartley Ring Meeting, and Peter Taylor, of East Kent, after contracting Legionnaires Disease on a Morris...

The Newsletter - No. 25 – October 2002 - Summary 

NEW SQUIRE - At Bristol Ring Meeting, Gerald Willey danced out, and Cliff Marchant in. 
IN MEMORIAM - The deaths of seven Morris Men. Sadly, two died following Morris outings, Roy Taylor of Mayflower after a heart attack at the Hartley Ring Meeting, and Peter Taylor, of East Kent, after contracting Legionnaires Disease on a Morris Tour to France. Also, we have lost: Graham Harris, a founder member of Lassington Oak; Jimmy Johnson musician for the High Spen Blue Diamonds for 40 years from the early 1950's; Roger Entwistle of Stafford; Jim Brooks, an active member of Thames Valley since its formation in 1952; and Ray 'Moose' Cope of Jockey.
 FORTHCOMING EVENTS - “Dances that are not often done” - 16th November 2002 - hosted by Ripley. Jigs – 2003 - 17th – 19th January 2003 - hosted by Dolphin. 
RING MEETINGS – 2003. ARM 2003 - 7 th – 9 th March – hosted by Isca; - 30th May - 1 st June - Thaxted; 13th - 15th June - Ripley; 11th - 13th July - Benfieldside; 5 th - 7 th September – Winchester. 
ANNIVERSARIES - Wadard celebrated their 25th . Green Oak, their 30th Anniversary with Anker; Rutland and Saddleworth and representatives from Anstey; Jockey; Boar’s Head; Kennet; Ebor; Shakespeare and Bedford. Pilgrim, their 30th Anniversary. 
ARCHIVAL MATTERS - Photos of Ivanhoe Plough Stots found - Hartley photo CD [send your own to the Archive] - Found! Script of Ryton-on-Dunsmore Christmas Mumming Play. 
GRANTS - Leyland awarded £25,068 Local Heritage Initiative; Adlington received £4,975 National Lottery Award for All. 
NEWS - St George’s Day with Ilmington Adderbury Village, Shakespeare. May Day with Oxford City, Oxford University, Ilmington and Icknield Way. Robert Dover’s Games with Chipping Campden and Ilmington. Long Man in Jubilee Celebrations. Chipping Campden and Ilmington dance in as Ring Members at Thaxted Ring Meeting. Colne Royal; Greensleeves and Hoddesdon Crownsmen join Abingdon for the Election of the Mayor of Ock Street. Stafford repeat their Lapley Day. Moulton lads dance jig at Sidmouth. Coton day of dance with guests Bedford. St Albans tours. Ring Meetings at Ledbury [hosted by Silurian] and at Bristol. Leominster will “think twice” after appearing on The Heart of the Country. Bacup 'Nutters' at Saddleworth. Hartley Ring Meeting. Ebor co-host York Festival of Traditional Dance [Chapel-en-le-Frith were guests]. Gloucestershire’s Pat Snelling Memorial Weekend of Dance, with Boar's Head, Benfieldside and Plymouth. Also mentioned: Wantsum; Coventry; King John's; Shakespeare; Anker, Earlsdon; Coventry Mummers; Cambridge; Chalice; Green Man 
E-MAIL VIRII - For Email users, beware of Morris guise of the virus WORM_KLEZ.H.
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October 2002