WStafford Morris Men, Stafford, Staffordshire (UK)
Year founded: 1957
Organization(s): Morris Ring, CDSS, West Midlands Folk Federation
Dance type(s): Cotswold morris, longsword, rapper sword, mumming
Tradition(s) / style(s): Most Cotswold traditions, but particularly Lichfield, a local tradition.
Rapper: Winlaton & Newbigin
Longsword:North Skelton & Ampleforth
Kit/Livery: White Shirts and Trousers with white belts. Red and black baldricks, with red and black rosettes at the crosses. Full members have a Gold Stafford knot on three rosettes and a personal badge on the back. Junior Members wear silver knots when approved. Bell pads in red, black and gold. Straw hats to personal design, but generally floral decoration. Large white handkerchiefs with a red Stafford knot are used. Black Shoes and white socks.
Primary contact: John Edwards (Webmaster) (Tel.: +44 (0) 1785 823067; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secondary contact: Simon McMahon (Bookings bagman) (Tel.: +44 (0) 1782 810334; Email: email@example.com)
Additional contact(s) Peter Copley (Swagman) (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Practice Day & time: Monday at 8pm -10pm
Miscellany: New Members and visitors always welcome - (current Age range 7 to 80).
The side was re-formed in 1957, but records of Morris in Stafford go back to the 16th Century.
Stafford has a Fool called Jack and a Hobby Horse (Tourney Horse) called Knotty.
Last modified: 2008/03/18 19:25