The National Association of Men's Morris & Sword Dance Clubs

Whitchurch Celebration Weekend

Whitchurch Celebration Weekend

Event date: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 15:00

From the Whitchurch Bagman:

2018 Whitchurch Morris Men will be celebrating our 70th Anniversary of formation.  From the small beginning of two families of brothers, who enjoyed country dancing, thinking they would like to give Morris Dancing a try, and progressing so well that Whitchurch MM were elected to join the Morris Ring in 1949, the side is still thriving and attempting to promote the Morris, and demonstrate good dancing, and fun!

We are planning a special weekend to celebrate our 70th Anniversary, and we would like to invite your side to be part of our celebrations, because you have been part of what we are, certainly in the past decade, although some sides have been involved with us for many more years than that.

Because we are aware that some sides, we have been involved with, have changed over the years, and, for example, do not now belong to the Morris Ring, whilst others are not members of the Morris Ring, we are planning the weekend in such a way that ALL Morris sides are welcome to join us for this celebration.

We have secured excellent accommodation at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium [which is the National Centre for Disability Sport in the UK] in Guttmann Rd, Aylesbury HP21 9PP, which can accommodate, probably, any number who wish to join us.  Overnight, there is single sex dormitory accommodation, or, upgrades to twin room accommodation will be possible, all with linen and showers included.  Those using the accommodation get free use of the gym, swimming pool and tennis courts (dependent on availability).  For those wishing to bring their caravan or motorhome, there will be space on the carpark.

The full weekend will start on Friday evening, with tea and coffee provided, a bar, and opportunities to meet and greet.  On Saturday following a full cooked breakfast there will be dancing tours, including lunch, in and around the Vale of Aylesbury and the Chilterns.  In the evening, there will be a formal Feast, with speeches and party pieces, and dancing.  On Sunday, after cooked breakfast, we will move to the centre of Aylesbury, for a Church service, followed by Massed Morris dancing, and departure after lunch.

The cost for the full weekend will be £95 for all accommodation, food, tour travel, etc., The rate for the twin room upgrade will be £130.  For those unable to join us for the full weekend, the cost will be as follows: Saturday tour, lunch and Feast £43; Saturday tour and lunch £16; Saturday Feast £28; Sunday lunch £10. 

We would like to receive expressions of interest, to join us, as soon as possible,  Send to info [at] whitchurchmorris.org.uk

Formal signing up forms will be issued shortly

Come and join our Celebration!