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The Best of North West from West Yorkshire
The First Thirty Years 1980-2011
And now for added value the continuing story

NEXT APPEARANCE: 15thApril Black Diamond Day of Dance - Darlington

HEADLINES Last Update 3rdMarch 2023 - Next appearance updated
Ossett Beercart Festival 2023 news - follow the BEERCART link.

So 2023 and a whole new year to go at. Now's the time to get along to Ossett and sample the delights of traditional dance if thats a New Year resolution. My year started with an email from Christian Maiwald a dancer with Calenberger Danzdeel the german team we exchanged visits with in the 1980's. So a new page in the gallery covering continenetal visits and visitors seems on the cards. Anyone got photos of the visits from Greenwich Morris and Half Moon rapper?

This site was primarily a repository for the history of Wakefield Morris over the first thirty years of existence i.e. when the editor was an active dancer and when the website came into 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. As of 2019 this content is now available in MP4 format. 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.

E-MAIL CONTACT: for General Information or use this one for Booking Enquiries
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 could once be found. As of October 2021 the Tarts went out in a blaze of glory at Holmfirth Festival of Folk. But if you follow the link you will find a site with tasty rhubard based pastries on offer! How quickly a domain name is captured!
The Morris Federation to find a local side to you or information on dance.
Trefor Owen Clogs web site
Bacup Coconut Dancers - The place to be on the Saturday before Easter.
Townley Plays - See line 453 for the "Shrogys" reference.
Mystery plays and players..