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Hartley Morris Men - 70th Anniversary Special Meeting - POSTPONED

Hartley Morris Men - 70th Anniversary Special Meeting - POSTPONED

Event date: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 16:30 to Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 15:00

This even is postponed due to several factors, some of which many of you will be aware. Our thoughts are with Hartley at this difficult time.

From Terry Heaslip, Hartley MM 

I would like to take the view though that the event is postponed rather than cancelled as I feel it important we celebrate the side’s 70th (71st?),  see ‘closure’ with the Sephton candlesticks (‘coming home’) and commemorate Tony Tomlin’s dedication/contribution to the Morris.   However such a decision and possible choice of date will have to be determined at the side’s AGM on 22nd September.


We will be holding a special meeting of Morris sides to celebrate our 70th Anniversary.  The format will be like our previous Ales and Ring Meetings and will be based in the village of Wrotham in Kent.

There will be indoor camping in the sports pavilion and outdoor tents and camper vans at the village school.  Showers are provided in the sports pavilion.  There will be a designated room with shower for women performers.  The Rose and Crown pub will provide the Friday supper and the Saturday and Sunday breakfast, and there will be a feast laid on in the Village Hall on Saturday after we return from the tour.  During the feast the Sephton Candlesticks will be formally returned to the Hartley Morris Men.

We will travel in a vintage bus to a local brewery, town centre and village pubs and will also visit a Hop Festival.  There will be plenty of opportunities for dancing and mass displays.

Costs depend on numbers attending but will not be greater than £80.

We appreciate that you may have already made plans for the whole of this season, but if your side is still looking for something to do in September then please communicate your interest with an email to hartleymorrismen [at] gmail [dot] com