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 per jig completed).  The towel was finally thrown in when the exhausted dancers got to 20 jigs in 53 minutes!

The main fundraiser was the “Raise the Rafters” event in Wath Rugby Club held in the evening.  This featured further dancing from the team as well as an exciting selection of folk songs and monologues from team members and parishioners.  The evening was rounded off with a couple of songs from the whole team including the Holmfirth Anthem and Wild Mountain Thyme.

Said bagman Tim Binns:

“The whole day was an amazing success and the evening was one of those events where you wish everyone you knew could be there to appreciate the immense talent we have here in Wath.  Raising over £720 was just the icing on the cake.”

As visitors left at the end of the evening there were calls for regular events like this and the team were delighted to point out that a similar evening, though on a Christmas theme, will happen as part of the Wath Fire festival on Sunday 23rd December, once again in the Rugby Club.



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
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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