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Every practice session this year we are making a “GIVE IT A GO Evening”. These evenings are specially designed for blokes who have no experience of dancing and would like to try their hand (or feet to be more precise!!) at a new challenge.

Details

We meet every Monday evening at 8 pm from September to April (excluding those around Christmas and Easter!)

If you fullfil most of the following criteria:

  • you are male
  • old enough to go into pubs!
  • passably fit
  • reasonably coordinated
  • sociable
  • are interested in, or would like to know more about, the English folk song, folk music and dance traditions,

please come along to any of our practices and we’ll introduce you to “The Morris”!

P.S. If you can sing or play a musical instrument that is a bonus. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried “the Morris” before, full instructions are given, we cater for absolute beginners, and it costs absolutely nothing to join. We aim to have all new recruits being able to do 2 or 3 dances (at least) in their first year with us.

Meeting venue

We meet on each Monday evening from 8.00 to 9.30pm at:

Christchurch Hall,
14 Christchurch Park,
Sutton SM2 5TN

Our practice session is followed by a pint (optional!) at our preferred local pub, The Hope in Carshalton. [This pub was voted the best in the Croydon & Sutton area for 4 years and in Greater London 2012 and 2013 by CAMRA.]

What to do next.

Go on, take up this fulfilling pastime and join East Surrey Morris Men. If you are interested in joining us you can do one (or more) of the following things:

  • just come along to one of our practice nights to see what we do and how we do it. NOTE: our Squire has promised to buy all new recruits a free drink in the pub after their first practice night!
  • email the Squire or Bagman for further information (see contact details),
  • if you’re reading this anytime between May and September, come out to any one of our summer performances and make yourself known to one of the men.
  • Complete the form and we’ll get back to you.

 

Testing

Officers

Dave Stewart (Squire)
Clayton Francis (Bagman)
Dave Shires (Foreman)

Current Members

Peter Bradley
Andy Brown
Peter Brunton
Lee Burrows
Phil Butlin
Nick Cozens
Graham Evans
Clayton Francis
Ray Fuller
Keith Gamble
Alan Hayward
Bob Hobley
Chris Hoskins
Ian King
Dick Larque

Duncan Lorimer
Andy Meldrum

 

“Country” members

These are men who used to be regular dancers with the side but subsequently moved away. They now dance with us very occasionally, but have all turned out in “East Surrey” colours at some point during the last dancing year.

Jon Adcock

Lee Evans
Ron Nunn
Derek Stewart
Alan Vaughan