The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

The Saddleworth Rushcart

The Saddleworth Rushcart

Event date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 18:00 to Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 16:00

Saddleworth Morris Men would like to invite your side to attend the Rushcart in 2017 from Friday 25th August to Sunday 27th August.  This IS the bank holiday weekend – so you get to stay for the Sunday evening fun too.

Like this year, we can’t promise sunshine, but we can promise a good weekend at minimal cost, continuing a tradition long associated with North West Morris, in its traditional setting.

The ‘Cart is pulled around the villages of Saddleworth on the Saturday with dance spots throughout the day.  On Sunday the ‘Cart is pulled up to Saddleworth Church for the spreading of rushes on the Church floor, with dancing and competitions throughout the afternoon (Gurning, Wrestling, Worst Singer and Clog Stepping etc.).

As in previous years, both indoor and outdoor camping will be available at a minimal cost over the weekend.  A fact sheet will be sent out in the New Year to all sides who accept our invitation.

Please return the attached response sheet, either by post or e-mail to the addresses below.  If you reply by e-mail I will assume this is your preference, but post is not a problem!  If you cannot come in 2017 but would like to receive invites in the future, please reply accordingly in order to maintain your place on the future invite list.

For the avoidance of doubt, we welcome sides with female musicians at Rushcart as in previous years.

Rushcart Secretary 
Saddleworth MM
Simon [at] towervideo [dot] co [dot] uk
29, Kirkfield Road
East Yorkshire
HU19 2LA
Home:  01964 615299         Mobile:    07793 082819

Attached file(s): 
PDF icon RUSHCART 2017 - Response Form.pdf168.61 KB