5 July 2013 to 7 July 2013

338th Meeting Martlet Sword & Morris Men (60th Anniversary)
Number of Men 150 Cost for the weekend Approx £80
Women musicians welcome.

Martlet have had a fantastic response for this meeting, so much so that they started a waiting list for clubs wishing to attend.
Peter Davey, Festival Director, Martlet Sword and Morris Men, writes

"The sides that accepted are Winchester, Whitchurch, Ewell St Mary’s, Ravensbourne, Men of Wight, Thames Valley, Westminster, Ripley, Trigg, Great Yorkshire Morris, Wessex, East Suffolk, Green Man and Dartington, with Victory attending for the day.
I am pleased to inform you all that after talking to the Morris RingTreasurer, Steve Archer, the Morris Ring is prepared to subsidise the meeting enabling us to reduce the cost to £75.00 per person. With this in ind we are asking for a deposit of £25.00 person to be paid by the 31st January. This will confirm our numbers and allow others to attend should space be available. We then ask for the remaining balance of £50.00 to be paid by 30th June, .
Programme for the weekend.
Friday: Arrival after 6.30pm, food available from 8.00pm –10.00pm. During the evening there will be informal dancing or a visit to the "Wilkes Head" CAMRA regional pub of the year.
Saturday: After a hearty breakfast we will board one of three buses to tour the local area all tours will visit the South Coast during the tour. At 3.30pm all tours will come together for a massed display on Chichester Cathedral green. After the displays we will make our way back to Westergate School. The evening will include the Feast followed by singing and dancing as is the norm at a Morris Ring meeting.
Sunday: After breakfast the men that wish can attend a Church service at St Paul and Peter the Great at 10.00am. We will then process to the festival theatre for a massed display at 11.30am. This will be followed by lunch in a nearby hall. After lunch any clubs are not wishing to rush off we may be able to arrange an afternoon visit to Langham Brewery.”
Further information from festivaldirector-martletmorrismen [at] hotmail.co.uk