The Newsletter - No. 28 – April / May 2003. the Squire has been much involved with meetings about the Public Entertainment Licence.
The Newsletter - No. 28 – April/May 2003 - Summary
IN MEMORIAM - Kevin McHale, Crendon’s original musician, died 9th February. Gordon Sibthorpe, an Offley 'senior' member, died on 4th March. David Eales, former Squire, Bathampton died on 20th March. Andrew Adams of Traditional Bampton Morris Dancers died in March at the age of 39. Colin Fleming, Past Squire, Westminster, died on 24th April.
LETTER FROM THE TREASURER - with important information on the Morris Ring Insurance. Also notes on revised Subscription rates and the Morris Shop.
INSTRUCTIONALS - South West and Wales - 4 th October 2003. Ilmington at Ilmington - 10th - 12th October 2003. Funding Instructional - 25th October 2003. Musicians’ - postponed to ?November. Jigs - 16th - 18th January 2004. ARM 2004 - will be hosted by Mossley [with Saddleworth] - 12th – 14th March 2004.
OTHER EVENTS - 3 rd Cotswold Tour - 6 th September 2003. Broadwood event on St George's Day in Horsham. Dolphin’s Gate to Southwell - 7 th June 2003. Scarborough Fayre Morris Dance Festival - Yorkshire - 27th - 29th June 2003. Cecil Sharp Centenary Somerset - 20th - 25th August 2003. 18 - 30 Morris Group - Oxford - 26th - 28th September 2003. Pipe and Tabor Festival - Gloucester - 26th - 28th September 2003.
ARM 2003 - The Bagman, John Frearson, Bedford, re-elected. Roger Comley [Letchworth] elected Area Rep. for South Midlands. Rep needed for Eastern Area. Anstey elected Full Members. Motion from East Kent, defeated, but with some significant support. Thanks to Isca for a successful ARM Meeting and weekend.
ANNIVERSARY - Manchester celebrate “50 Years of North-West clog morris” MEDIA - Claro Plough Monday in Knaresborough paper. Dolphin should have been on "Barbara" on ITV. Lassington Oak’s event billed as “absolute beginners sex welcome”.
NEWS and REPORTS - Stourvale Mummers collect £1207 for charity. Bourne River teach the Springdale Cub Pack. Ashdown Forest help run a workshop. Winster hold an open instructional. Jigs Instructional hosted by Dolphin. Feasts and Ales hosted by:-Ripley; Uttoxeter; Woodside; Winchester [50th Anniversary]; Leicester [50th Anniversary]; Lichfield and Letchworth [with an Instructional]. AND FINALLY - Seven Champion’s Molly Dancer wins £250,000 on ITV’s "Who wants to be a millionaire".
ALSO IN THE NEWS - Aldbury; Anker; Anstey; Bathampton; Bedford; Brackley; Bourne River; Chanctonbury Ring; Chapel-en-le-Frith; Coton; Coventry; Dartington; Devil’s Dyke; Dolphin; East Surrey; Ebor; Etcetera; Faithful City; Grand Union; Green Oak; Harthill; Isca; Jockey; Kennet; King John’s; Letchworth; Lincoln & Micklebarrow; Long Man; Mendip; Northampton; Oxford City; Plymouth; Ravensbourne; Ripley; Rose and Castle; Saddleworth; St. Albans; Shakespeare; Stafford; Towersey; Thaxted; Victory; Uttoxeter; White Rose; Winster and Yateley.