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Notable Events

2022-06-04 PM at Bampton

Saturday 4th June (Whitsun). PM were invited by the Traditional Bampton Morris Dancers for the evening tour of Bampton Oxfordshire. The Bampton sides usually dance on Whit Monday (now Spring Bank Holiday), but this was the weekend of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

We recieved a nice thank-you:-

Hi Mike,
On behalf of the Traditional Bampton Morris Dancers I would like to express our sincere thanks to Peterborough Morris for making the journey and providing us with a most excellent display of Morris dancing. As I mantioned more than once during the evening, your side offered an unusually wide range of traditions, and your performance was consistantly excellent. Special kudos to the men who did the impressive jigs. On an occasion and in a place where Morris is taken seriously we were proud to have Peterborough Morris as our guest side.
We hope this will be the first of, if not many, at least occasional visits to Bampton for Whit Monday in the future. We'll stay in touch, and on behalf of the TBMD side we wish you a very successful remainder of the season.
With best regards,
Richard Broughton, TBMD Bagman

Click for the impresive jigs Nutting Girl (Ascott) danced by Conor, Video by AS, and Princess Royal danced by Ollie. Video by RB-TBMD


2022-06-03 PM tour en route to Bampton

25-09-2021 Peterborough Morris Cathedral City Day Ring Meeting

This should have happened in 2020 to celebrate 40 years since our first public appearance. But, when omitting 2020, it did mark 40 years of dancing! C.Todd's.drawing
Image with permission from Christopher Todd. Now available as an A3 landscape giclée print on Hahnemühle photo rag paper. Purchase here.

The event was a huge success - many of the visiting sides commenting on how beautiful Peterborough looked in the sun. We had a total of 12 full sides (including Peterborough Morris) and representatives from an additional seven.
Dancers came from Kent, Birmingham, Nottingham, Norwich, Cambridge, Brackley, Letchworth, Suffolk, Thaxted, among other places.
Teams represented included Devil’s Dyke, Dolphin, First Class Stamp, Jockey, King’s and Wadard.

It was our most ambitious event and our first hosting of a meeting of the Morris Ring. We drew a crowd wherever we went, especially on Cathedral Square and St John’s Square. And some partook of an evening Feast at the Bull Hotel.

This event was a walking tour of the ancient and modern city centre.
Based in Peterborough's city centre, the day began and ended with massed shows on Cathedral Square. Dance locations were all within easy walking distance. There were shows in Cathedral Square (with the Guildhall as a backdrop), St John's Square (next to the city's 11th-century parish church), outside the 1930s Town Hall, and inside the Cathedral precinct.
The day finished with afternoon tea in St. John’s church.


The Program
City Guide


"A big thank you to yourself and Ollie for and excellent day. All of Dolphin enjoyed the day greatly. It was really good to get back into the old ways."     Dolphin Morris

"Thank you so much for a brilliant day. Superbly organised, laid back and sociable and wonderful tea and bits! Please pass our thanks on to all who organised."    Pig Dyke Molly

"A quick note to thank you for hosting the day of dance and ring meeting yesterday. We had a thoroughly pleasant day and it was unanimously agreed that you had put on a 'jolly good show'! Peterborough looked splendid, we enjoyed the pie and pint at The Ostrich, thought of skiving off at King's Square (it was very hot) but were brought back on task by our Foreman and the audience was attentive, attractive and enthusiastic. Thank you for all your hard work and for giving us a lovely day out."     Rutland Morris Men

"Thank you for an absolutely superb day, we had a fantastic time and were made most welcome. Do pass on our thanks and congratulations for a fantastic event to the rest of the team."      First Class Stamp

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