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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

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.

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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

 

Charity Carols Evening

Come along for a seasonal sing-a-long in aid of the Stroke Association. We would welcome all singers or musicians to attend at any or all of the three stops planned for the evening. Song book provided and remember it is for a good cause. One that is close to the Clubs heart.

Hope to see you there! See the upcoming events column or the See Us tab for further details.