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Name of Side (names in Brown from Ring list without contribution from side concerned) Sides in blue have closedAffiliationDate ClosedDate FoundedLocationCountryStyle(s)GenderBorderCotswoldGarlandLong S.MollyN. WestOther (see notes)PlaysRapperFirst SquireFounded / Supported bySupported sides or offspring Web SiteEarliest Record of Morris in areaEarlier Sides in the areaNotesCurrent contactEmail contactFool(s)Beast(s)UpdatedBrief Costume Details
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Abingdon Traditional Morris DancersTraditional
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Adderbury Morris Men (The)Federation26/4/1975Adderbury, OxfordshireUKCMale with Female MusiciansY - Own Tradition CotswoldYTim RadfordTim RadfordSharp & Blunt (Ladies team in the village)http://www.adderburymorris.org.uk/1800'sSide started in 1975, there was split at end of 1st year when 3 members left to form AVMM.Keith Nortonadderburymorrismen@gmail.comPhilip Le MareCobb's Horse - Rarely seen these days.28/4/2020Red & Blue Baldricks with 5 Red, White & Blue rosettes front and back, Red & Blue Ribbons at Upper Arm, Elbow & Wrist; 30 Bells per Bell Pad with Red, White & Blue ribbons - Whites but with NO Hats
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Adderbury Village Morris Men
19750000Adderbury, OxfordshireUKCMaleYBryan SheppardBryan Sheppard www.adderburyvillagemorrismen.co.uk1800sAfter the tradition was once again revived by Bryan Sheppard and Tim Radford in 1975 all but one village resident members of the Adderbury Morris Men left to form the Adderbury Village Morris Men due to various differences of opinion at the first AGM.Edd Frostedd @ eddfrost.com
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Adelaide Hills Morris & CountryAustralian Morris RingAustralia
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Adlington Morris Men [incl Adlington Mummers]Morris Ring1964CheshireEnglandMaleYYWww.adlingtonmorrismen.comStarted as a rapper side. Changed to Cotswold. Also one longsword dance in the past.Geoffinfo@adlingtonmorrismen.comUnicorn29/4/20White shirt, breeches and socks. Green baldricks with red and orange. Grey top hats with red and orange ribbons. Red and orange bell pads.
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Albion Fair MorrisAustralian Morris Ring19750000Sydney, AustraliaAustraliaNMixedYwww.geocities.com/albionfair/1970sHave been a women's side until 2007 but now have a regluar bloke - so we are definitely mixed!Emma Grayalbionfair @ yahoo.comRed short sleeved cotton tunic dress, shin length. Black sleeveless overtunic slightly shorter on top. Black stockings or socks, red or black clogs with bells.
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Albion Morris MenMorris Ring-
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Aldbury Morris MenMorris Ring1969
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Alford Morris (World Famous)Open Morris19771110Alford, LincolnshireUKC,B,MixedYYMichel DucosGrimsby Morris Menwww.alfordmorris.comWent mixed-sex because of Ring attitude, left RingPatrick Purvesppurves @ aol.comHorse(s) - Rob Starchy Anderson14/10/08
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Alvechurch Border MorrisMorris Ring1989
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Anker Morris MenMorris Ring1975
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Ansley MorrisMorris Federation2009Ansley, WarksUKFemaleYPat ArrowsmithPat Arrowsmthwww.ansleymorrisdancers.com
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Anstey Morris MenMorris Ring (formerly Fed)19831000Anstey, Leics.UKCMaleYex-Blackheath MM membershttp://www.ansteymorris.com1599 Morris dancers arrested in Leicester: http://www.philpreen.co.uk/folk/morris/Leicester1599Morris.htmLeicester Morris MenSide full name is Everards Original Anstey Morrismen to reflect sponsorship.Phil Preen
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Armitage MummersMorris Ring-
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Ashdown ForestMorris Ring19720000Ashdown Forest, SussexUKCMaleYDerek UsherDerek Usher, Steve cairns, ex-Wantsum Morris memberswww.afmm.org.ukKevin Murphybagman @ afmm.org.ukThe Badger14Oct2008
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Ashdown MummersMorris Ring1973
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Ballaarat City MorrisAustralian Morris RingAustralia
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BaltiMorrisCDSS1994050019800000BaltimoreUSACMixedYBarbara MorrisonWe put the Odd in Oddington
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Bampton Morris Dancers (Traditional)Morris RingTraditionalBampton, OxfordshireUKCMaleY
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Bampton Morris MenBampton, OxfordshireUKCMaleY
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Banbury Cross Morris19770000Boston, MAUSACchildren (mixed)Yhttp://www.angelfire.com/folk/banburycross/1960sfirst children's side in the Boston area
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Banchory-Ternan Morris MenMorris Ring1975
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Barnsley Longsword DancersMorris Ring1968
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Bath City Men1997000019670000BathUKCMaleYTubby Reynoldswww.ukppg.org.uk/bathcitymorris.html
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Bath City Women199700001971BathUKFemaleYBetty Reynoldswww.ukppg.org.uk/bathcitymorris.html
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Bathampton Morris MenMorris Ring-
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Beaux of London CityMorris Ring-
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Bedford Morris MenMorris Ring1932BedfordUKC, B, N, PMalewww.bedfordmorrismen.org.ukEmberton MM [near Olney, Bucks] - archive is held by BMMFounded in 1932, largely from ex pupils of Clapham Road, now Livingstone School, who wanted to continue dancing the morris they had learned at school.  Now in 2012 celebrating 80th anniversaryIAN DAYEian.daye@btinternet.comBeaky - the Bedford eagleBlue Britches, Blue baldric with orange trimmings, Blue "Bunyan" hat with two Bedford badges, white socks
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Beggars' Oak ClogMorris Federation19831012StaffordshireUKG, NFemale, mixed bandYYChristina WallisPeter Wallis, Ruth Cole, Lit Appleby, Gill Edwards, Tony Edwardswww.beggars-oak.org.ukBeryl Ripponmail@beggars-oak.org.uk22-Oct-2008
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Belchamp Morris Men-
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Belfagan Women's MorrisMorris Federation19810000Cockermouth, CumbriaUKNFemaleYThrostle's Nesthttp://www.belfagan.org.ukCumberland Morris MenBelfagan was created when there was some sort of "falling out" amongst the members of Throstle's Nest, based in Wigton. Some members left to form Belfagan, while other's remained in TN, which only survived a short while after the split, despite the fact that they took all the musicians with them.ally McGurk ally @ belfagan.org.uk Pinafore dresses in individual fabrics (but a touch of red must be included in the pattern) with cherry red underskirts. A white petticoat is worn underneath, with a little embroidery showing under the skirt. Hankies with loops are carried on buttons on each side of the dress, and ribbons are also fixed here. White blouses: sleeve length depends on the season and the style depends on where we can obtain a set of matching blouses. Maroon tights in winter, maroon socks in summer. Maroon clogs with bells and ribbons. Musicians try to wear something in the same shade of red, but don't have kit as such, and everyone has maroon fleeces with the Belfagan sheep logo.
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Bells of the North MorrisMidwest Morris Ale Association1979Minneapolis, MNUSAFemaleYJim Breckwidde as a thesis projectMinnesota Traditional MorrisGretchen Pfaugretchen.pfau@gmail.comFlorie Long white pants, white button-down blouse, vest with white on the back, red floral calico on the front. Bell pads have red, green, and blue rosettes and ribbons on the outside of each leg.
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Belswagger MorrisAustralian Morris Ring19900000Southern Queensland, based in ToowoombaAustraliaCMixedYKen Walsh, Gerry Amos, Mike Power, Joan Chenery, Yvonne Walsh and Ronnie Neal ex-Moreton Bay (Aust) members Sean & Debbie Arthur and Kim Brown and musicians for Adelaide Morris Ronnie Neal and Greg (Gecko) McGilveryMorrice Rampant 1995 to 1999None in Toowoomba but early Morris sides in BrisbaneOriginally started as dual side (ladies dancing Northwest, Men dancing Cotswold) however became combined Cotswold side around 1998Gerry Amosgerry_amos @ yahoo.com.auLast fool - Geoff Brown15-Oct-2008
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Belvoir MorrisOpen Morris19971994Vale of Belvoir, Leics/NottsEnglandC, some BMixedYYLiz PearceLiz Pearce, Steve TunnicliffWhite shirts and trousers, individual waistcoats in 'peacock' colours i.e. blues and greens, the peacock being the logo of Belvoir Castle
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Benfieldside Morris and Sword DancersMorris Ring1963
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Berkeley MorrisBay Area Country Dance Society19770000Berkeley, CAUSAC, some BMixedYYBrad Foster (?)Emperor Norton's Guardhttp://www.berkeley-morris.org/
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Betty Lupton's Ladle LaikersMorris Federation19770000Harrogate, North YorkshireUKOwnFemalewww.bettyluptonsladlelaikers.org.uk
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Binghamton Morris Men19731201Binghamton, NYUSACMaleYJohn DexterJohn Dexter1973Specializes in the Bampton tradition. Was first "single step" Bampton side in USAJohn Dexterdexvla @ aol.com
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Black Annis Women's MorrisMorris Federation1982Leicester, UKUKC - summer
M - winter
FemaleYYDo not have a squireJan Grant, Stephanie Goodacre, Judy Hardman, Penny Foster, Chris BaitesPiliades Rapper - now folded https://blackannismorris.orgKnighton MorrisWe dance in suffragette colours, and are named after the infamous Black Annis witch who lived in the Dane Hills of LeicesterLynn Goodallhttps://blackannismorris.orgJan Grayson (aka William Morris/Big Willy [aka Betsy])Shanti - Flatcoated retriever

Black Annis the witch
30 Apr 2020Until 2020 - White trainers, green knee high socks, purple britches, bell knee pads with short ribbons matching the colour of those on the arms, a tudor-style white shirt, long purple, green and white ribbons on the arms, with a purple green and white rag coat (optional)
2020 onwards - white trainers, white straight leg jeans with knee length purple, green and white ribbons worn at the hip, white blouse, purple (front and back) and green (side pannel) waistcoats, arm ribbons and bell pads as before, with a purple green and white rag coat (optional)
Winter - in the winter we dance Molly in kit of our own creation in either black and silver, or, black and gold
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Black Diamond Mixed Cotswold MorrisMorris Federation21/10/2016Darlington, County DurhamUKC with occasional LSMixedYYNick AppleyardNick Appleyard and Helen MorrisonSee under noteshttps://www.facebook.com/darlomorris/Richmondshire Streethouse MorrisWe have dancers and musicians who also provide support to: Locos in Motion, Ragged Robin, Hornbeam Molly, Leven Sword, Goathland Ploughstots, Richmond on Swale Morris Men, Black Sheep Morris, Ripon City MorrisAngela Shield & Nick Appleyardblackdiamondmorrris@gmail.comN/AN/ABlack trousers, white collarless shirts, black waistcoat with a diamond shaped embroidered team badge on the back of the waistcoat (the badge is from a wood carving of Locomotion number 3- The Black Diamond, which operated on the first passenger railway in the world, the Stockton and Darlington Railway) Underneath the engine is also the old British Rail Haulage Symbol for coal (four black diamonds on a yellow background). The name Black Diamond Mixed Cotswold Morris is positioned along the sides of the diamond. We also use white hankes.
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Black Eye'd Susans198719820000Baltimore, MDUSAR, LFemaleYYDiane SchmitGrew out of a rapper workshop delivered by Dave MacemonDave Macemon
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Black Gate MorrisMorris FederationNewcastleUKCMixedY
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Black Sheep Morris Dancers20010200Bowen Island, BCCANBMixedYBob Doucetwww.bowenblacksheep.ca1982(?) Vancouver MorrisVancouver Morris, Tiddley CoveMorrisBowen Island is an island of 4000, near Vancouver - almost all dancers live within a couple of miles of each other, supporting strong community connectionsBob Doucetbob @ bobdoucet.com
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Blackheath Morris MenMorris Ring1970s
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Blackmore MorrisMorris Ring1970Mid EssexUKCMale dancers with lady musician(s)YRoy TomlinRoy Tomlinwww.blackmoremorris.org.ukHamish Bremnerblackmoremorris@gmail.com28 Apr 2020White shirts, black britches, blue & white baldricks
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Bloomington Quarry MorrisMidwest Morris Ale 19970400Bloomington, IndianaUSAC, some L,M,B over the yearsMixedYYYYFrank HallCDSS & Berea dance schools and a Fred Breunig (sp?) workshopWhite River Morris (Muncie IN) c. 1997-8http://www.bloomington.in.us/~morris1977none knownJim Morgan
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Blue Anchor Morris-
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Bluemont MorrisCDSS200519780000Bluemont, VAUSAC, some LJoint, Mixed at EndYYHoward BassFoggy Bottom, Albemarle MM (?)
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Boar's Head Morris MenMorris Ring200519720000BradfordUKC, L & RMaleYYY?Upon Folding, merged to give birth to Great Yorkshire Morris based in Pool, HarrogateN/A
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Boss Morris2015000StroudUKFemaleYAlex MerryAlex Merry & Stephen Rowleywww.bossmorris.comStroud MorrisAlex Merry
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Bourne BorderersMorris Federation1992South LincolnshireUKBorderMixedYYKurt SauterFounded by Kurt Sauter, past Squire of Peterborough Morriswww.bourneborderers.co.ukMay 1562 in Little Bytham / Grimsthorpe [Earl of Ancaster mss; no. 116, Forrest and Heaney, Annals of Early Morris]Chris Petz27 Apr 2020Rag coats with green and yellow ribbons, decorated top hats, black trousers, bell pads decorated with green and yellow ribbons. Green facepaint.
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Bourne River MorrisMorris Ring19670000around BournemouthUKCotswoldMale dancers with lady musician(s)Yhttp://www.bournerivermorris.org.uk Foresters Morris Men, joined the Ring as associate members in June 1936 as Bournemouth Morris Men,Chris Mason via websitechris.j.mason @ talktalk.net13 Oct '8
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Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancers19790901New York CityUSACMaleYJohn DexterJohn Dexter, 3 others from Binghamton MM1968, the Village Morris Men; otherwise, Morris classes at CDSThe Village Morris MenDance primarily Sherborne + odds and sods occasional other danceJohn Dexterdexvla @ aol.com
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Bovey Tracey MummersMorris Ring-
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Boyden Gate [Mummers of]Morris Ring-
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Brackley Morris MenTraditional
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Bradninch Millers MorisMorris Federation20090801Exeter DevonUKCotswold Border and Wesssex StaveMixedYYYIan BlomfieldIan Bloomfield + 6 othershttp://bradninch-millers.com/Duncan Harringtonmillersbag@gmail.com28-Apr-2020Black shirt and trousers, black hat often with flowers, blue/green/ yellow sash with badge. Optional tatters waistcoat. Blue wavers. Ribbons blue, green and yellow. Staves blue, topped with flat crown and decorated with ribbons blue, green and yellow.
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Brandragon North West Clog MorrisAustralian Morris RingMelbourne, VICAustraliaNMixedYYYYYhttp://brandragon.morris.org.au/Britannia Morris MenStephanie Swanson, Squirebrandragon@morris.org.au17-Nov-2009Skirts kit: shin length green skirts edged in black lace and ribbon, black shirts, black stockings full length. Pants kit: Red and green striped "Rabbitohs" socks, green shirt. All wear black shoes or clogs, a red waistcoat with dragon logo on the back. Badges may be worn, the dragon may be decorated at will. Ivy garlands on the head decorated in red, green and black plus one other colour.
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Braybrooke Morris DancersOpen Morris19890000Braybrooke, NorthamptonshireUKC, BMixedYYwww.harboroughonline.co.uk/braybrookemorrisPauline Dawes (secretary) or via websitekeithnockels @ googlemail.com17-Nov-2008
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Brindabella North West MorrisAustralian Morris RingCanberra, ACTAustraliaNFemaleYCanberra Morris Men15-Oct-2008
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BrisingamenN/A20051982StockportUKOFemaleNorth West (ish)
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Bristol Morris MenMorris Ring19510000BristolUKCMaleYYOriginally a university side.www.bristolmorrismen.co.ukClifton Morris MenSquire & Bagman via websitesquire @ bristolmorrismen.co.uk
YesHorse; Nelson (deer, retired).10-May-2020Red Waistcoats with city crest on back, badges on right hand side of the waistcoat. Red and black baldricks (red over right shoulder) with a red medieval seal in the centre. Black breeches. Decorated straw hat.
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Britannia Coconut DancersMorris RingTraditional
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Britannia Morris MenAustralian Morris Ring19790000VictoriaAustraliaC, PMaleYYSimon LevertonSimon Leverton, Dave Alleway, Dave RackhamBrandragon Morris - supported their foundation in 2001http://www.britannia.org.au/Early 1970's - Plenty MorrisPlenty MorrisDavid Purduegigs @ britannia.org.auYes, but they always forget to.Hector the horse23-Dec-2008Whites, with blue waistcoat and straw boater hat, black shoes. No badges on the waistcoat except for the official team badge. Hat may be decorated with flowers to the individual's taste. Red belchers are worn at the discretion of the Squire. White socks. Lily white. Always white and never any other colour for the socks.
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Britannic Bedlam Morris Gentlemen19820222WellingtonNZCMaleYwww.morrisdancing.org.nzPride of Holland Street, White Rose of WellingtonDave Barnes
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Broadwood Sword & Morris MenMorris Ring1972
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Buckland Shag Morris MenMorris Ring19860901ReigateUKC, MMaleYYDavid BunnMark RogersRampant Rooster started after some members split from BSMMhttp://www.bucklandshag.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Corn Dollies Ladies MorrisAround the late '80's, early '90's it did have women dancing at practice and for 'away' tours; never for 'home' spots.Mark Rogers
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Bunnies From HellOpen Morris1993WanderingUKCMixedyn/aGary GrindallAlways something pink
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Bury FairOpen Morris1978Bury st Edmunds, SuffolkUKCFemaleYhttps://sites.google.com/site/buryfair/homeburyfair@gmail.com30-04-20White shirt, black trousers, burgundy waistcoat, burgundy and yellow baldrics, straw hats with flowers.
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Cam Valley Morris MenMorris RingTBC1981PriddyUKCMaleYyThe NHS mainly.https://camvalleymorris.org.uk/15th Century according to several Parish records.Originally founded and based in EmboroughTrevor Hugheshughes.trevor.g@btinternet.comBen PotterWives and girlfriendsWhites. Green/Blue/Green baldrics and rosettes representing the Cam river in the hills of Mendip. Top Hats and coats of tatters (not worn dancing).
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Cambridge Morris Men [aka The Travelling Morrice when on tour]Morris Ring19241024CambridgeUKCotswoldMaleYYJim La ToucheKenworthy Schofield, Arthur HefferVarious, including Devil's Dyke Morris Men, Coton Morris. The CMM have been responsible for seeding many morris clubs beyond the environs of Cambridge. http://www.cambridgemorrismen.org.uk/Headington Quarry dances performed by members of the Marlow Society during a performance of Milton's 'Comus' in 1908. Dancing at Perse School from 1910, under the direction of Caldwell Cook. Revived Cambridgeshire Molly dances in January 1977, at the instigation of Dr. Russell WortleyGeorge Bennettg745bennett @ btinternet . comVarious, most notably Russell Wortley, John Allen, and John Jenner27-Apr-2020Whites. Green baldrics with sun totem (designed by Rolf Gardiner and Arthur Heffer) at front crossing. Armbands and hats optional.
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Cardiff Ladies19730000CFemaleY
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Cardiff MorrisMorris Federation
(ex-Morris Ring)
19700000CardiffWalesC, O (Welsh)Non-gender specificYYVic StreetVic StreetIsca Morrismen (split from Cardiff MM in 1976.)www.cardiffmorris.orgEvidence of a side in Cardiff in the early 50's.See Earliest record (column V)Started as Cardiff Morrismen, went open in 2004.Paul Hodgesbagman@
cardiffmorris.org
Dragon9-Mar-2012Red/white/black Welsh-weave baldrics with Welsh dragon passant on front, De Clare Arms (Glamorgan) on back, red/green alternating looped bellpads, white shirt, black trousers, no hats.
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Carlton Morris MenMorris Ring198019720000NottinghamUKCMaleYStephen GeeDolphin Morris MenSee as for Dolphin Morris Menandy.padmore @ ntlworld.com
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Castleford Sword DancersMorris Ring1969
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Chalice Morris MenMorris Ring1970sBrent Knoll, SomersetUKCotswoldMaleYElements of the Worle School, Winterstoke Grammar, Mendip Morris, and assorted local folk clubs; position of President invented for Father Ken.https://www.chalicemorris.org/
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Chameleonic Morris MenMorris Ring-
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Chanctonbury Ring Morris MenMorris Ring1953SussexUKC,N,PMaleYYYGeoff BiggsShoreham Country Dance ClubUniversity of Sussex, Brighton Morris Men and Broadwood Morris Menhttp://www.crmm.org.uk/Arundel Sword Team (1930s)Richard Lelliottbagman @ crmm.org.ukYesYes - dragon20-Oct-2008
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Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris MenMorris Ring1975DerbyshireUKCMaleYJim Hirsthttp://www.chapelmorris.orgArthur McArdleLAMcardle@aol.comYesStanley (bull)19-Sep-2012White shirt, Black Breeches, white socks, black shoes. Flowered straw hats. Green/yellow baldricks with stag head rosette
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Charlbury MorrisMorris Ring-
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Cheaspeake SwordCDSS199419850000Baltimore, MDUSAR, LMixedYYDave MacemonCheasepeake was active on and off over those years. from 1989 - 1994 team was "on" full timeDave Macemon
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Chelmsford MorrisMorris Federation19721100Chelmsford, EssexUKC B N solo clogJointYYYGary DavisChelmsford Folk Clubwww.chelmsford-morris.org.uk1934-37 Nothing knownMen's side started 1972. Ladies' side first danced out May 1979. Junior side 2002.Brian Hamblingbhambling@blueyonder.co.ukEagle
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Chester City Morris MenMorris Ring-
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Cheswold Morris Men19831977DoncasterUKC BMaleYYPaul SlaterBreakaway members of Green Oak Morris MenFounded by breakaway members of Green Oak Morris Men and ex-members of High Melton Morris Men who had never joined Green Oak.14/10/2008
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Chinewrde MorrisMorris Federation1982Kenilworth, WarwickshireUKNFemaleYSue Crum (nee Dallimore)http://www.chinewrde.co.uk/Male & female musiciansbookings@chinewrde.co.uk30-Apr-2020Burgundy dresses & clogs. Band wear black & white.
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Chipping Campden Morris MenMorris RingTraditional
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Cinque Ports Morris MenMorris Ring (Associates)20080103Kent & East SussexUKCMaleYPeter Brookwww.cinqueportmorrismen.orgPeter Brookinfo @ cinqueportmorrismen.orgHorse12/10/2008
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City of Gloucester MummersMorris Ring-
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Claro Sword & Morris MenMorris Ring1979?
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Clitheroe Country FayreN/Ac19921976/7Clitheroe, LancashireUKNfemaleyyJulie JohnsonClitheroe Morris MenN/AGisburn c 1900Clitheroe, Whalley, Gisburn? Gin Crewe?familycrewe@hotmail.comnn28.4.20brown and white gingham smock, off white calicoe top smock, white socks, brownclogs, straw, flowery hats, brown and white sticks
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Clydeside RapperMorris Ring1986
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Colchester Morris MenMorris Ring1926 then 1953C
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Colne Royal Morris MenMorris Ring-
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Copperfield ClogMorris Federation19910000KentUKN GFemaleYYLiz Rosenthalwww.copperfield-clog.org.ukSt Clements ClogFounded by three dancers from St Clement Clogs in the village of Higham. Early years had many mums and daughters involved.Jan Clarkecopclog@aol.com10-Jan-2009White sailor-style blouses with rust brown skirts, dark brown tights and brown leather/wooden soled clogs.
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Coton MorrisMorris Federation19950000CambridgeshireUKCotswoldMixedYDo not have squires as such (it's an autonomous collective)Tim Bradfordwww.cotonmorris.co.ukcoton.morris @ gmx.comnono28-Apr-2020White trousers and shirt with black waistcoat. Black belt, black shoes/boots.
Musicians - white and black, various
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Cottonmill Clog
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Coventry Morris MenMorris Ring1931
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Coventry MummersMorris Ring1966
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CrendonMorris Ring19670000Long Crendon, BucksUKCMaleYDennis Manners of Oxford City http://crendonmorris.org