16th Pretty Villages Tour - Now with added women

June 14, 2019

16th Annual Pretty Villages Tour

Wath Morris are delighted to announce the details of their 16th Annual Pretty Villages Tour taking place on Saturday 22nd June.  For the first time in 16 years Wath Morris will be performing as a mixed team including women.

After dancing for 47 years as a male only team, the decision was taken this year to invite women into the team.  This was a major change but has seen the team grow dramatically in size and almost one third of the dancers on the tour are women, a fantastic achievement for them since they only started practicing after Christmas.

The “Pretty Villages” tour is an effort to dance in some of the most beautiful (yet least recognised) villages in England, found right here in our local area.  This year the focus of the tour is on the North Sheffield area heading into the foothills of the Pennines.

Said Tim Binns, Bagman for the tour: “We have been invited to, and danced, all over the UK and also in Europe.  Our hosts always take us to beautiful villages but we have some of the most beautiful little villages here in South Yorkshire and we decided 16 years ago to make a special effort once per year and dance these quiet rural spots which are so close to home.  We take a different point on the compass each year and this year we are touring the beautiful rolling hills to the north of Sheffield”

“Many beautiful villages are bereft of performing arts and this is our chance to put on free displays for local people.  Our performances will include a selection of morris handkerchief and stick dances as well as traditional Yorkshire sword dancing and at some spots we will add traditional and contemporary folk songs and music.  This is a unique opportunity for villages to join us in celebrating the best of British Folk Culture.”

Tour details are as follows: 

 

10.00          Elsecar Heritage Centre

11.15          Wortley               

12.30          The Castle Inn, Bolsterstones

  2.45          Old Horns Inn, High Bradfield

  

4.00          The Schoolroom, Low Bradfield

  

5.00          Cubley Hall, Cubley, Penistone                 

 


 

Sad News and Fond Memorys

January 26, 2019
It is with get sorrow that the side received the news that the Reverend James (Jim) McKinney, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Roehampton, passed away on Friday 18th January.

Shortly after being ordained in 1978, Jim served as curate at All Saints, Wath-upon-Dearne. During this period he became a valued member of Wath Morris Men.

Our sympathies go out to his family. He will be remembered with great affection by those of the side who knew and danced with him.
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Winter Programme

October 1, 2018
Wath Morris are now planning their winter programme.  This will include the annual Boxing Day Tour, a Fire Festival or two and Mumming tours.  
If you would like to be part of the team, we are recruiting now.  Come down to the Wath Rugby Club ant Tuesday from 8.00 - 10.00 pm.  It's free and we'd love to see you.
So Much More then Dance!
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Pretty Villages Tour

June 15, 2018

15 June 2018

 

Pretty Villages Tour

 

Wath Morris are delighted to announce the details of their 15th Annual Pretty Villages Tour taking place on Saturday 23rd June.  For the last 15 years Wath Morris have made an effort to dance in some of the most beautiful (yet least recognised) villages in England, found right here in our local area.  This year the focus of the tour is on West Barnsley area heading into the foothills of the Pennines.

 

Said Tim Binns, Squire...


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Raising the Rafters for Wath Parish Church

November 15, 2012

Newsletter / Press Release

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Raising the Rafters an Amazing Success

Saturday 10th November Wath Morris spent the day raising money for repairs to the roof of Wath Parish Church and were delighted to raise over £720.  The day started with morris dancing and a collection through the streets of Wath before dancing a “Jig-a-thon” in the town square.  This entailed performing as many one and two man morris jigs in one hour as possible (and raising sponsorship money...


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Wath Morris host the 328th Meeting of the Morris Ring

July 20, 2011

The £10 Ring Meeting

The meeting the never was

In early 2010 a call went out from Brian Tasker, then squire of the Morris Ring for a team to organise an additional ring meeting for 2011.  As a team with a fairly robust membership, and having worked up a ring meeting plan only 3 years before, Wath Morris volunteered and were accepted as host for the 328th meeting of the Morris Ring.

Our pitch was that there must be other teams in the country, like us, who would willingly pay for a little...


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Great Feedback

July 19, 2011
 
thanks for a really good display. we had some good feedback from the people that joined in.
Thanks once again
 
Ian warhurst
Chair
Hemingfield Action Group

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Hemmingfield Gala

July 16, 2011
Just finished dancing at Hemmingfield Gala.  Excellent afternoon and managed to avoid the rain.  Got to dance with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, a first for the team.
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The Dunkirk: Gathering of old comrades

June 15, 2011

Newsletter / Press Release

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

 Gathering of Old Comrades

Wath Morris were out again this week performing at The Dunkirk, Denby Dale.  On a beautiful summer’s evening the team turned out a side of 10 dancers to perform to a most appreciative audience.  The evening felt like a home-coming night when they were joined by several members who dance only occasiona...


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New Website

June 12, 2011
We are just in the process of building this new website so please bear with us on missing information or links.  We would however appreciate your feedback, good and bad to help us improve this site for you and others like you

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