Wath Morris – A Potted History and the Future The original few members first met in November 1972 with a view to performing at the Wath May Welcoming Celebrations in May 1973. Though it was only meant as a one off, forty seven years later found us still limping along. After being taught the basics by the late Ivor Allsop of Barnsley Longsword, the side concentrated on performing dances from the village of Bledington in Gloucestershire. Under the guidance of Bert Cleaver we achieved membership of the Morris Ring in 1978. With both youth and numbers in our favour, the side established itself as one of the top sides in the country. In order to add some interest and variety, Border Morris was added to the repertoire. Mummer’s plays have always been a feature during the winter months and recent years have also seen us performing some Longsword. We have also gained a reputation for our après-dance singing and music sessions The years have taken their toll prompting the Side to start last autumn’s recruitment drive. The Morris Ring’s decision to open its doors to lady dancers has made our decision to do likewise a much easier one. To date we have had nine ladies down to practice as well as two new gents. In the very near future we hope to be able to field a ladies side as well as the men’s side. Meeting at 19:30 on a Tuesday night at Wath-upon-Dearne Rugby Club everybody is welcome. Why not come and give it a go?

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