Aug 172016

Helen Strudwick of Devil’s Dyke MM and The Fitzwilliam Museum arranged for a combined show of DDMM and CMM in front of an early 17th century painting showing a Morris side dancing beside the Thames opposite Richmond Castle.  The painting had been in Lord Fitzwilliam’s collection, donated to Cambridge University 200 years ago as the foundation of the museum.

DDMM and CMM four in line with Taborer, Hobby Horse and Fool

DDMM and CMM four in line with Taborer, Hobby Horse and Fool

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May 082016

Five Cambridge men as well as six honorary members wearing other kit traveled to London city centre on the second roasting hot day this year to dance with men from eleven sides including Thaxted, St. Albans, Anker, Jockey, North British and our hosts, the Westminster Morris Men.  We danced near Westminster Abbey, the houses of parliament, some excellent old pubs and the Thames.  Both the morning and afternoon tours ended up with massed shows in Trafalgar Square.  Thanks to Dave Brewster, Danny Gallagher, Emma and Jon Melville for providing us with fine, uplifting music.

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Jan 222016

We are sorry to announce that Kay died following a long illness.  He will be sorely missed as a kind companion, an lively conversationalist and a fine dancer.  Kay was a stalwart of the Travelling Morrice, organising many tours.

photo by Gene Lerner

“Ike” Eickhoff, Prof. Norman Peacock and “Kay” Reynolds met at Sidney Sussex college in 1941 while sitting the scholarship examination for Natural Sciences.

photo by Allan Jarvis

Kay Reynolds on the 2008 Travelling Morrice tour to the Forest of Bowland, waiting to bring on the sword cake.

Mar 112015

On the last Saturday in April each year we start our summer season with a reunion tour in some direction from Cambridge.  This year it’s on Saturday, April 25th.  We shall start by performing in St Neot’s, cross the A1 to Kimbolton then head North via Grafham, eventually reaching the picturesque village of Alconbury Weston.  From there we return towards Huntingdon, taking tea and cakes at Pinnies in Godmanchester before dancing near the Chinese Bridge (not to be confused with a similar structure bridging the River Cam).  After two shows in Huntingdon itself the day tour comes to an end in Hartford at a prize-winning pub, The King of the Belgians.  There might be music and songs, possibly even musical songs.

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May 152014

Despite a cold, wet day over most of East Anglia we enjoyed fine weather and the excellent dancing of sixty visiting sides from The Morris Federation, The Morris Ring and Open Morris.  Many brilliant photographs were taken and links or actual pictures will be posted here very soon.

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