The Morris Shop has suspended operations in the current situation.
We are aware of continuing problems receiving goods from The Morris Shop, an operation independent of The Morris Ring. Whilst much of this may be a result of the current lockdown, we are aware of more general issues and we are attempting to resolve these to the benefit of all concerned.
Digital Copies were made of most of the Morris Ring Film archive in 2016 by Garland Films from originals in the Essex Record Office. Many remain covered by copyright but we have now uploaded to YouTube those we have permission to make public. It is hoped more will be released for general viewing as we pursue copyright approvals. We have created an new web page with direct links to each of the public videos and the full Morris Ring Film & Video Archive catalogue document.
25 May 2020 Bampton Whit Monday Morris Cancelled
The Bampton Morris sides regret to announce that the traditional Whit Monday dancing will not take place this year, and Morris enthusiasts should not travel to Bampton. If the opportunity arises to have a substitute day of dance later in the year we will put the word out.
This Constitution was agreed at the Annual Meeting of Club Representatives at Nottingham, 25th February 1978, and amended at the Annual Meetings at Sheffield, 26th February 1983, Yateley, 21st March 1987, Cheddar 16th March 1991; Moulton 21st March 1992, Mendip (Cheddar) 19th February 2011 and at Cannock 10th March 2018 and again 14th March 2020.
A message from Mike Grant - Bagman of Peterborough Morris:
We have come to the conclusion that it won't be viable to hold our Ring Meeting feast this year on 26 Sep. I'm sure the number of sign-ups at your end is still low. Also, we don't think there'll be much appetite to sign up at this time, or indeed for us to promote it further.
We would like to postpone it to next year (Sat 25 Sep 2021), which will also coincide with our Day of Dance.
Early arrivers can meet for breakfast at the Draper's Arms. Then it's a walking tour of the ancient and modern city centre.
There will be dance spots in the recently modernised Cathedral Square (with the Guildhall as a backdrop), St John's Square (next to the city's 11thcentury parish church), outside the 1930s Town Hall, and inside the Cathedral precinct. For lunch there is a wide choice of food outlets, cafes and bars.
Today 16 Morris Rings sides should have been joining sides from the other Morris Organisations in Liverpool for the annual JMO DoD. As you know unfortunately, due to the coronavirus we can’t.
However, I am pleased to be able to announce that after more patient hardwork from our North West area rep, Dave Loughlin and his chief assistant Tony Foard The JMO DoD Liverpool is now rescheduled for the 17th of April 2021. If you want go keep that date free in your diary.
As many of you will have seen, further advice has been issued by the Government regarding the Coronavirus epidemic. We would urge all sides to take this Government advice seriously and act accordingly.
Times are going to be tough for all associated with supporting the Morris World. Perhaps now is the time to update your kit, learn a new instrument or some new songs. Use the links to keep these businesses going!
Just to remind you that there are only two weeks to go to effect Personal Accident Insurance if you missed the January date or if you have additional Side members between 16 and 74 to add to your existing cover.
Thaxted MM have taken the not-unexpected decision to cancel this year's Thaxted Morris Weekend due to be held on May 29 to 31. It is the first cancellation since 1945. Sides that have already accepted the invitation to attend will be contacted directly.
Stay well especially my fellow over-70s
Jack Brown passed away peacefully on the morning of March 5th after a long life lived to the full. He leaves a wonderful legacy and our thoughts go out to his family and to the many close friends in the Morris world.
There will now not be a wake following the cremation service, but a later celebration is planned.