The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Bagman's Newsletters

The latest newsletter is Newsletter 117 , published February 2020. File size is 1.71 MB.

Highlights include:


2   Future Events 

3   Morris Ring ARM, 14th March 2020 

4   Candidates for Squire of the Morris Ring 

8   A proposed change to the Constitution of the Morris Ring 

9  Call for Contributions 

10  ARM Application Form 2020 

11  Papers for the Morris Ring ARM, 14 March 2020 

All Newsletters

Title Publication Size Summary
Newsletter 117 February 2020 1.71 MB Newsletter 117 - ARM Special including candidates for SquireMore
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Newsletter 116 December 2019 1.04 MB Annual Public Liability insurance and Constitution proposed amendmentsMore
Newsletter No. 115 - Autumn 2019 September 2019 248.92 KB ARM 2020 details and application form, subscription changes, and a proposed change to the Constitution and much more.More
ARM Minutes 2019 June 2019 1.12 MB Minutes of the Morris Ring 2019 Annual Reps’ Meeting Saturday 2nd MarchMore
Newsletter No.114 June 2019 751.16 KB Newsletter No.114More
Newsletter 113 - ARM Special February 2019 1.42 MB Newsletter 113 - ARM SpecialMore
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Bagman's Newsletter No. 112 November 2018 November 2018 200.2 KB Includes the ARM application form and details of Utrecht Ring meeting hotels.More
Bagman's Newsletter 111 September 2018 September 2018 1.02 MB Bagman's Newsletter 111 September 2018...More
Newsletter 110, which incorporates the ARM minutes June 2018 1.48 MB Newsletter 110, which incorporates the ARM minutesMore
Newsletter No.109 – ARM Special February 2018 720.86 KB Newsletter No.109 – ARM Special with important information on the voting process for the proposed constitutional changeMore
Newsletter No. 108 January 2018 January 2018 1.41 MB This issue includes a major proposal for changes to the Morris Ring's constitution to be debated and voted on at the ARM of 10th March 2018...More
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Newsletter No. 107 October 2017 October 2017 1.04 MB Ring Massed Dances for winter practicing, an update on the Morris Ring ARM 10th March 2018 - nominations sought- and new Blacking Up guidance...More
Newsletter No. 106 July 2017 July 2017 834.93 KB The edition includes a call to Foremen to share their expertise in a brief survey, and to sides to volunteer help developing fledgling sides.More
Bagmans Newsletter 105 April 2017 2.51 MB This issue includes the minutes of this year's very successful ARM and the results of our very first electronic ballot...More
Minutes of the Annual Representatives Meeting 2017 March 2017 1.46 MB Minutes of the Annual Representatives’ Meeting of the Morris Ring, 4th March 2017, Oak Farm Lodge, HathertonMore
Newsletter 104 ARM Special February 2017 2.06 MB Newsletter 104 ARM SpecialMore
Newsletter 103 January 2017 1.36 MB Future Events, Ring Meeting Applications and details of the ARM 2017More
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Newsletter 102 November 2016 1.73 MB Details on application for 2017 Ring Meetings and the JMO Day of DanceMore
Newsletter 101 September 2016 2.21 MB Adam Garland has now danced out from the position of Squire of the Morris Ring and we welcome Eddie Worrall of Saddleworth MM to the position. ...More
Newsletter 100 July 2016 1.78 MB As this is the 100th Newsletter in current format, I have taken the liberty of including a copy of the first of the series, from John Frearson, as an...More
Newsletter 99 April 2016 871.28 KB With immediate effect, all weekends of dance put forward for official Ring support: the grant, and the official meeting number, will henceforth be...More
Newsletter 98 ARM Special January 2016 661.02 KB ARM Special including application form.More
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Newsletter 97 December 2015 1.43 MB At the 2016 ARM we shall be electing a new Squire of the Morris Ring and several Area Representatives are due for triennial election/re-election...More
Newsletter 96 October 2015 1.97 MB The Squire's massed dances for 2016 announced...More
Newsletter 95 July 2015 2.69 MB A new Ring Bagman writes…. Charlie Corcoran danced out at Thaxted after ten years in the role of Bagman. The Ring and all its members owe a massive...More
Newsletter 94 May 2015 1.27 MB Charlie Corcoran's final newsletter before he takes a well deserved bow out...More
eNewsletter 93a February 2015 114.61 KB ARM e--news updateMore
Newsletter 93 ARM Special February 2015 1.11 MB ARM Special. Subject to ratification at the ARM Jon Melville of Anker Morris Men will take over from Charlie Corcoran in the Spring. Following a ‘...More
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Newsletter 92 December 2014 859.57 KB 24 page bumper edition. You will have already received information about and application form for attending the 2015 ARM on Sat 7th March. This is...More
Newsletter 91 September 2014 667.21 KB Robin Springett danced out and Adam Garland dances in at DartingtonMore
Newsletter 90 June 2014 781.6 KB This Newsletter contains a real mixture of good news and bad. The positive includes the information of the JMO Census and the development of the now...More
Newsletter 89 April 2014 1.08 MB The Minutes of the 2014 ARM are now available from the website (or electronically upon request from From them you will...More
Newsletter 88 ARM Special February 2014 1.77 MB ARM Special and introducing Shaun Lambley, the new Shop KeeperMore
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Newsletter 87 December 2013 1.24 MB Steve BFB Adamson, all round good bloke, Keeper of the Morris Shop, Ex Treasurer of the Morris Ring, skilled whistle / pipe player for Boar’s Head...More
Newsletter 86 October 2013 2 MB Again the publication and distribution of this Newsletter has been delayed originally due to a lack of content (there is no point publishing for the...More
Newsletter 85 July 2013 903.22 KB There has been no Newsletter since March because I have received so little news to include! While in some ways this is positive as it shows that the...More
Newsletter 84 March 2013 1.08 MB A huge Thank You to John Bush, Nigel Cox and Whitchurch MM who so successfully hosted the ARM. Could your side do it next year? ...More
Newsletter 83 ARM Special February 2013 715.37 KB ARM SpecialMore
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Newsletter 82 December 2012 675.32 KB It has been another busy year and there is a great deal of information in this final Newsletter of 2012. Please share it with the members of your...More
Newsletter 81 October 2012 1 MB This Newsletter is rather later than anticipated but I delayed publication waiting for information about the meeting organised under the auspices of...More
Newsletter 80 July 2012 851.77 KB You will see that there are new photos in the header of the Morris Ring website. Martin Jones (of Natty Web Development Ltd) has struggled to find...More
Newsletter 79 May 2012 1.37 MB Have you missed your Morris Ring Newsletter? This is the first edition since the ARM Special in February. If your answer is “no” then let me know as...More
Newsletter 78 February 2012 1.47 MB ARM SpecialMore
Newsletter 77 January 2012 1.55 MB Massed dances for 2012 Morris Ring Meetings announcedMore
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Newsletter 76 December 2011 703.2 KB We dedicate the launch of our new website to the memory of our dear departed John Maher, former Overseas Bagman of the Morris Ring, Webmaster of our...More
Newsletter 75 October 2011 797.38 KB Please accept my apologies for the delayed distribution of this Newsletter – originally because of a lack of content but more recently due to a...More
Newsletter 74 July 2011 662.67 KB Along with the majority of our membership it was a joy for me to be able to put months of circular „political‟ debates leading up to the ARM behind...More
Newsletter 73 March 2011 840.43 KB Draft Minutes of 2011 ARMMore
Newsletter 72 February 2011 685.73 KB Please read this in conjunction with Newsletter No 71More
Newsletter 71 ARM Special January 2011 381.97 KB ARM 2011 SpecialMore