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Annual Thaxted meeting, hosted by Thaxted MM

Annual Thaxted meeting, hosted by Thaxted MM

Event date: 
Friday, June 8, 2012 - 18:00 to Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 15:00

After the biggest and best of our 'centenary' meeting, where over 400 Morris men attended, doubling our usual number, we revert to our standard 'classic' tried and tested meeting on which all other meetings have been modelled. This will be the 79th meeting we have hosted.

The meeting starts on the Friday evening with sessions in all of the Thaxted pubs and informal dancing at The Star. After leisurely tours of some splendid village pubs in the outstanding North Essex countryside during the day on Saturday we then reach the main event of the weekend. This consists of the two processions that meet in Town Street followed by two massed shows of massed and show dances with a feast in the interval. This culminates in the Horn Dance, the climax, in front of an appreciative audience of several hundred people.

Indoor and outdoor accommodation will be based in and around the town. The Morris sides attending are:

  • Winchester MM
  • Stafford MM
  • Letchworth MM
  • Spring Grove MM
  • Whitchurch MM
  • Standon MM
  • Cambridge MM
  • Waddard MM
  • Mayflower
  • Dolphin MM
  • Westminster MM
  • Jockey MM

Full information on this event,is now available on The Thaxted Morris Men website