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Thaxted Annual Ring Meeting

Thaxted Annual Ring Meeting

Event date: 
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 18:00 to Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 15:30


Thaxted MM will be hosting their Annual Morris Meeting from Friday 30th May to Sunday 1st June following their tried and tested format: 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.

The cost will be between £76 and £80 per man, for the full weekend, with reductions for any meals not required. Daymen are welcome.

Indoor and outdoor camping will be available but space is limited.

Stephen ‘BfB’ Adamson A diamond pane in the window by Fools’ Corner is to be engraved in memory to Steve and it will be dedicated at the end of the service on Sunday 1st June of the Thaxted Morris Weekend.
His family are in the early stages of negotiating to have his ashes to be interred in the graveyard, near the windmill.
Steve’s many friends from across the Morris world are welcome to attend this service on 1st June. If you would like to pre-order lunch please contact the Bagman of the Thaxted meeting.

Contact iandbanderson [at] btinternet [dot] com (Ian Anderson)

The  Weekend programme is confirmed as:

Friday, 30 May
21:00 The Swan, Thaxted (informal dancing)

Saturday, 31 May
09:30 Tours leave from coach park, Bardfield Road, Thaxted

14:45 Guildhall, Thaxted (dancing by E Tour)
18:00 Processions to Town Street followed by massed dancing
21:00 Massed dancing in Town Street, continued
22:14 Thaxted Morris Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

Sunday, 1 June
09:30 Procession to Church from town Street
10:00 Church service with offertory dance
11:30 Dancing in the churchyard
14:30 Morris and country dancing in Margaret Garden

For full details of the tours go to