Morris Men lead a merry dance

Morris dancers from across the region came together to put on a day-long celebration of their art form.

Hosted by the Ironmen and Severn Gilders, the event in Wellington drew in the crowds as it took over Market Square in a whirl of music, colour and movement.

The hosts were joined by Alvechurch Morris, Bow Brook Morris, Foxes Morris and Plum Jerkum Morris, a total of more than 60 dancers, performing around eight times each.

Also woven into the festivities were Wellington’s Charter Day celebrations, which were snowed off in March.

Ironmen and Severn Guilders secretary John Parnell said: "There was a big crowd all day and the weather was fantastic.

"Morris dancing has different traditions in different areas of the country, and in the border area there is a tradition of the sides getting together and holding a little bit of a festival. We hadn't done it for a few years so we thought it was a good time.

"We normally dance in Ironbridge, on the bridge, but as it's being renovated at the moment we thought we would try holding it in Wellington.

"It was a huge success, it went so well we are considering holding it again."

The group meets on Monday evenings at Langley School in Dawley and is always on the lookout for new members.




Date: 16 April 2018 | Source: Shropshire Star

More Telford News

 Traffic chaos on M54

Motorists faced long queues on the M54 today caused by barrier repairs.

 Motorway lane closed for repairs

One lane of the M54 is closed this morning (TUES) in both directions betwe..

 Ironbridge upcycling festival branded a huge success

It hearkened back to the days of Fairy Liquid rocket ships and guitars mad..

 Former Lilleshall Sports Centre director and Newport stalwart Derek Tremayne dies age 88

Derek Tremayne, the former director of Lilleshall National Sports Centre a..

 Rise in written complaints to Telford GPs and dentists - but figure falls for rest of Shropshire

The number of written complaints to GP and dental practices in Telford &am..

 Telford stud farm plans attract objections

Developers behind plans for a new stud farm near Telford may find the goin..
View More

More UK News

Fastest shed breaks own speed record

The home-made vehicle reached just over 101mph during an event at Wales's historic land speed beach..

EpiPen shortage 'worrying' for people with allergies

Limited supplies have meant long waits for some people to get the potentially life-saving drug

Children to be banned from cycling to school without number plates

The head teacher says the policy will help people to report pupils who are cycling dangerously

Gary Numan 'devastated' by tour bus fatality

The pop star cancels a show in Cleveland after a fatal accident involving his tour bus

Leicester Sikh turban-wearing guardsman fails drugs test

Charanpreet Singh Lall registered "high levels" of cocaine during a random drugs test
View More

Telford Businesses

Calendar Countdown

[[countdown here]]
[[countdown here]]

Upcoming Events in Telford

03 Oct 2018

7:30pm


Tickets £24 Students £21.50

Age guidance 14+

Show running times (approx): 70 minutes - 20 minutes interval - 70 minutes

View Details

11 Oct 2018

7:30pm


£18pp

View Details

13 Oct 2018

10am - 4pm


Adult - £8.50

Child - £4.50

Family ticket - £23.50

View Details

27 Oct 2018

6- 9pm


Adult & 60+ - £13

Child (aged 3-15) - £9.50
Child (aged 0-2) - FREE
Family (2+2) - £40

Please note Passport tickets are not valid for this event and dogs will not be allowed.

Tickets must be purchased in advance either online

Dogs will not be allowed and remember to bring a torch.

View Details

31 Oct 2018

7:30pm


Tickets £24

Concession £22

View Details
View More