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Welcome to the East Surrey Morris Men’s website

 Morris Dancing is a living English tradition which has been practised for hundreds of years. It is an immensely enjoyable  aerobic and social activity which when done well commands good balance, grace and timing together with an appreciation of many a fine ale. It is part of our unique culture – so be proud of it, support it when you see it but best – participate in it and keep it healthy for generations to come to enjoy. Continue reading

August 8th – Update

A most  memorable day out dancing with our friends from Ravensbourne MM, Thaxted MM and visiting from Australia. Adelaide MM. The day was superbly hosted by Westminster MM,

Here are some photos from the day with additional ones in the 2015 Gallery.

Adelaide MM

Outside Westminster Arms

Ravensbourne MM at York Steps

Thaxted MM at York Steps


Adelaide MM with two sets at Glasshouse St


Westminster MM at Glasshouse St

Saturday 8th August – London Tour with Westminster MM & Adelaide MM

We will be at the Westminster Arms in Storey’s Gate (London SW1P 3AT) at lunchtime, at 12.00 for beer and food, aiming to dance at 1.00 there and then move on.

The pub is near the Houses of Parliament, there’s a link to the location in upcoming events.

The other sites will be at are:

Duke of York Steps off Pall Mall
Glasshouse Street followed by beer in one of the pubs in the street
Gerrard Street
Adelaide Street followed by beer in the Harp
Stroll down to the Jugged Hare near Victoria Station, dance there and then off for some dinner.

Your guess is as good as mine (at time of posting), as to exactly when we’ll be turning up at the sites after the Westminster Arms as there isn’t a timetable. It depends on how hot it is, and therefore how much dancing we’ll want to do before going to the next pub.

​Hope to see you there.

Recent Updates

There have been a few changes to the website;

  • Mobile friendly version now live. Just access via mobile or tablet for a better ESMM experience.
  • Improved table for Officers of the side
  • New contact pages for both booking and joining us.

The 2015 photo gallery has been updated to cover;

  • Banstead May Fayre
  • Rye Weekend
  • Evening with Chanctonbury Ring MM
  • Sportsman, Mogador with members of Buckland Shag MM

Helmond Morris Men – 80th Year – Ring Meeting 8-10th May 2015

Helmond Morris Men hosted a Ring Meeting to mark their 80th Year. It was supported by sides from both the UK and the Netherlands. WE

Benfieldside with members of Durham Rams
Manchester MM
Shakespeare MM from Stratford-on-Avon
Ravensbourne MM
Utrecht Morris

and of course ESMM.

We were part of a unique weekend , dancing in the small villages of Asten, Someren & Leirop around Helmond on the Saturday. Finishing in the town itself and performing again in the evening. Sunday we performed at the Organ Museum before saying our farewells and travelling home.


Moncks March in Someren

There are lots of photo’s and furrther information on the Helmond MM wesbite. Click here.

Additionally there is an album in the 2015 Gallery



Banstead May Fayre 2nd May 2015

This is now our 5th year we have been supporting the Banstead May Fayre. It is a popular social event that attracts large crowds lining the closed High Street for the parade which consists of many local community organisations and schools.

Then the focus shifts to the Arena in All Saints Church grounds where there is a carnival atmosphere with all sorts of displays performed. ESMM were performing just after the May Queen was crowned. We then moved on to the High Street and did two slots. The photo’s below are taken outside Boots.

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The Willow Tree, outside Boots on the High Street, Banstead

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Back to back in the Willow Tree (2)

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Back to back in The Willow Tree

St George’s Day – Plough, Redhill

Our summer dancing season started with a great evening at The Plough, St John’s, Redhill. We did two sets to appreciative audiences then retired inside to some of the wonderful hospitality that guvnor Dave Stanley is famous for. See you again next year.

The ESMM 2015 Programme is here!

We have finalised the programme for 2015.

All dates are  now in the Calendar and is fully searchable. It is also downloadable so you can integrate it into most on-line calendars etc. Now you need never miss an event we are dancing at.

Have a look at it or download a version for yourself to print of at your leisure from the link to the right.


Boxing Day 2014

2014 finished a great year for ESMM with our traditional Boxing Day tour. We danced and performed for the first time a Mummers play to enthusiastic audiences at three of our favourite pubs near Caterham and in Godstone.  Here are some photos. There are more photos in a gallery on the 2014 page, together with Videos on the website.

Christmas Quaker at the Fox, Caterham

Christmas Quaker at the Fox, Coulsdon Common

Hunt the Squirrel at the Fox, Caterham

Hunt the Squirrel at the Fox, Coulsdon Common

Mummers Play

Father Christmas & The King of Egypt at the Fox, Coulsdon Common