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Published: Autumn 1998

Number: 17

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#Editor: Judi Nancarrow
#Citation: Morris Federation Newsletter, Autumn 1998,


A more modest edition this quarter. I think many of us are still involved in the Summer reveries, indeed the Season is still far from over with many sides being busy well into October. Apologies therefore, for the late publication of this issue.

As we are still awaiting confirmation of dates and venues, Events information will appear in the next issue, but if you have any queries please contact Jethro Anderson. (See back page for contact details).

An addendum to Trefor Owen’s article in the Summer edition: referring to John the Fish trading as Dandy Clogs, the notes should read, “not making MANY nowadays”, apologies for this error.

This month Janet Dowling has included an article “Key Figures in the History of the Morris” and the person about whom she writes is Mary Neal. We would like to include this as an occasional series, and invite you to write in about someone you feel has had a key role to play in the history of the Morris; this could include some of the Headington or Bampton dancers like William Kimber or Jinky Wells, Sharp, or recent collectors like Roy Dommett.

Presidents Prologue: Janet reports on festival performances and Guardianship of the Morris, preserving dances, and allowing them to develop, evolve and change. How and when to record your dances, and communicating them to others.

General Beth Neill: AGM information & suggestions. Current membership queries. Volunteers required to produce contact prints of archive negatives, please contact Beth.

Financial Services Rachel Pinkney: Public Liability Insurance has now been renewed. The travelling shop, will cease to travel to all Federation events, except the AGM, so goods will be sold by mail order only in future. The conference book “The Good, Bad and the Ugly” is now sold out.

My thanks to all those who have contributed articles for this newsletter, namely, Eileen Lea, who informed us of the death of Pauline Rayner of Three Shires, a tribute to her is included in this issue.

Ruth Condon for her report on WigNation, a day of dance for jig dancers held in Brighton.

Alan & Doris Corsini of Dublin City Morris Dancers, stories of their “marathon” 21st Birthday celebrations … read on!!

And finally to Dan Johnson, information about where he is currently photographing Morris dancing, get in touch with him if you wish to have some photo’s taken, or feature in his future exhibition.

Janet Dowling is also planning May Day 1999 early, please be thinking about your plans and let her know as soon as possible what you are doing and where you will be. She has also included some more sightings of Morris in the media, again let her know about anything you have done or seen.

So, that’s all tor this issue, do send photo’s and stories of your participation in the many great events which have taken place this summer, and enjoy what is left of the season. We have ordered sunshine for the AGM, which will make a pleasant change from the recent perpetually damp weather, lets hope it finds us!

Jude Nancarrow


  • Presidents’s Prologue
  • Editorial
  • General
  • Financial
  • In Remembrance of Pauline Rayner
  • TV1adcap Morris House Party
  • Survey of Younger People in the Morris
  • Morris in the Media
  • Noticeboard
  • Mary Neal
  • May Day Early Planning
  • TnJigNation
  • Dublin City Morris Dancers
  • Letter
  • Goods List
  • Summer Snapshot




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