Notice is hereby given that the Annual Representatives Meeting (ARM) of the Morris Ring will take place on Saturday 4th March 2023 at Oak Farm Hotel, Watling St, Four Crosses, Cannock WS11 1SB. The usual options in terms of food and accommodation are available. Please download the form and return to Dr Peter Copley asap.
Under the rules of the constitution, the role of bagman is up for re-election. I’m happy to keep going but if anyone is desperate to takeover from me then please submit a 200 word summary and photograph before Jan 31st 2023. Read more about Annual Representatives' Meeting 2023
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Note: A discount in all membership types of £10 is in future applicable if paid by bank transfer. This reflects the now ease of electronic transfer and the additional inconvenience of cheque payments Read more about A Guide to Membership
This year, Mersey Morris are hosting the Unconvention, and it will be based on the Wirral Peninsula, Cheshire.Our base will be at Westbourne Community Centre, 59 Westbourne Rd, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 4DQ. Friday night there will be supper, bar, music/dance workshop and singing! Saturday tour will be mainly in Chester. AGM and workshop on Sunday. Indoor camping as usual; there is space for a few Motor Homes, but not caravans. Camping is probably available nearby. A list of hotels, B&Bs, and campsites is available on request. Read more about The Illustrious Order of Fools and Beasts Unconvention 2022, The Wirral, Cheshire
The 20th meeting of the Morris 18-30 is to take place on the weekend of 14-16 October 2022, based in the fair city of York. This year's entertainment will revert to the typical model popular in the before times, with practice for all men on Friday night in preparation for the tour on Saturday. To conclude the weekend, there will be dancing on Sunday where we will be joined by local Cotswold side Ebor Morris. Read more about Morris 18-30, York – Hosted by members of Ebor Morris
The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, Mr Robert Owen JP DL, is opening proceedings as part of the ceremony at 10.00 in St John's Gardens (next to the iconic St George's Hall) to greet 350 visiting dancers and musicians from across the country, all belonging to member sides of the Morris Ring, the Morris Federation and Open Morris (the Joint Morris Organisations). Southport Swords will welcome Mr Owen and the Squire of the Morris Ring, Simon Newman,with a dance, and Saddleworth Morris Men will perform to start the dance tours rolling. Read more about Joint Morris Organisation National Day of Dance - Liverpool 2022
Following several months of discussions, a new constitution and supporting documents for the running of the organisation were adopted by a majority vote at the 2022 ARM. This is the end of many months of work put in by the Squire's commission to make these documents relevant and more accessible to the wider membership. Read more about The Constitution of the Morris Ring
The Morris Ring held its Annual Representatives Meeting (ARM) yesterday (5th March 2022). This was our first physical meet up in 2 years as the 2021 meeting moved online to comply with lockdown restrictions. At the meeting, the representatives voted for Nigel Strudwick of Devil's Dyke Morris Men to succeed Simon Newman as the next Squire of the Morris Ring. Nigel has served as East of England area rep and Overseas Bagman for the Ring for several years and is looking forward to taking up his post next year. Read more about ARM delivers a new Squire, a new Constitution, a new full member side and a new set of candlesticks
Apologies for the later than usual posting but Michael Stimpson has been suffering form a serious (non-covid) cold for the past few weeks. We send him our best wishes for his continuing recovery. Read more about Personal Accident Policy