WAKEFIELD MORRIS DANCERS
    Ken Martin in full flight    
The Best of North West from West Yorkshire
The First Thirty Years 1980-2011

HEADLINES Last Update 5thApril 2018

Tidy Up Time AKA Spring Clean
Searching for some video of the aged grand parents to show the grandchildren I accessed the video section of the galleries page; or tried to since I found the links were what is known in the trade as "buggered". Anyway I have now sorted that out. Next step is to actually edit out some snippets for loading to Youtube but never ever to Facebook - the latter being a nogo for me for years and now I suspect becoming so for many others. Video on the site host may be possible but file sizes are so big that I need to talk to my tech advisor aka first born son and father of the afore mentioned grandchildren.
And another thing. Browsing the picture galleries a question of aesthetics led me to rethink the table shapes. Whilst doing this I spotted some missing links and stuff so that's been sorted and we now have a Ken Martin drawing of Robin Bennison in the gallery. Now back to the allotment/garden to work under instruction.

This site is primarily a repository for the history of Wakefield Morris over the first thirty years of existence. The diary and contacts will still be updated but day to day matters and developing repertoire will no longer be covered. But fear not, from the dusty back room video tapes (younger readers ask your parents) have been recovered and converted to modern DVD format. Details of the "tapes" are now on the "Galleries" page and details of how copies may be obtained. Having realised that video takes up HUGE amounts of disc for web space I'm going to explore alternate routes for bring the glories of the past to a screen in front of you. Watch this space - obviously over a time frame measured in months rather than hours. As of November 2016 I have finally completed the sometimes salacious potted biographies that form the "Roll of Honour" of all those who danced with the team in the first 30 years. Still some blanks to fill and always open to updates, the editor is always happy to hear from members or acquaintances.

For more information on the Morris dancers world, to find a team near you or to simply explore the delights of the tradition why not try the Morris Federation web page.

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RELATED LINKS
Wakefield Morris another site - The new site for the team in the 21st Century with blogs,twitter,facebook and all sorts of "stuff".
For the current teams Facebook page. - Very trendy and handy if you still do Facebook.
Rhubarb Tarts - The Rhubarb Tarts where many of the team can now be found.
The Morris Federation to find a local side to you or information on dance.
The Morris Federation Newsletter on the web.
Trefor Owen Clogs web site
Dance resources - directory of dance related websites and discussion groups.
Bacup Coconut Dancers - The place to be on the Saturday before Easter. Make it in 2013 it may be your last chance according to doomsayers.
Mally's Traditional Music Store For the tunes that make the Morris work why not visit Mally on the web.
Townley Plays - See liine 453 for the "Shrogys" reference.
Mystery plays and players..