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Cotswold Olympicks Morris Meeting, hosted by Chipping Campden MM

Cotswold Olympicks Morris Meeting, hosted by Chipping Campden MM

Event date: 
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 18:00 to Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 12:00

Come to Chipping Campden in the Olympic year to celebrate the roots of the Olympic movement, a true people's games. 2012 sees the 400th running of Dover's Games, also known as the 'Cotswold Olimpicks'. Dover’s Games were referred to in the British Olympic Committee’s bid to host the games as the “first stirring of Britain’s Olympic beginnings.” The games will be held on 1st June 2012.

The meeting will follow the traditional format –

  • informal on Friday evening, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy the delights of the town
  • tours in the Cotswolds on Saturday (all tours will include at least one traditional village), followed by a massed display in Chipping Campden and a feast
  • Sunday – procession through the town to Parish Church of St James ( a Wool Church) and a further massed display, followed by lunch and a fond farewell

The meeting is based at the town's academy school. We are offering indoor camping there and outdoor camping (tents, motorhomes, and caravans) at a local site which backs on to the school field. Showers are available at the school. For those who like a real bed, there are plenty of B&B's close at hand.

Sides attending:

  • Cambridge MM
  • Chipping Campden MM
  • Dartington MM
  • East Suffolk
  • Etcetera MM
  • Greensleeves MM
  • Harthill MM
  • Ilmington Traditional MM
  • Lincoln & Micklebarrow MM
  • Kennet MM
  • Mayflower MM
  • Ravensbourne
  • Rutland MM
  • St Albans MM
  • Shakespeare MM
  • Stafford MM
  • Thaxted MM
  • Thelwall MM
  • Trigg
  • Uttoxeter Heart of Oak MM
  • Wadard

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