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thumbnail of 2000-autumnEditor: Jude Barrett

Published: Autumn 2000

Number: 25

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A somewhat later edition than normal, though I expect that many of you like most of the committee have been away for a great deal of the summer at various events and holidays.

There will now only be a couple of weeks until the AGM, and we all look forward to seeing lots of member sides there for our millennium bash!

At first it appeared that everyone had been so busy that articles for this edition were scarce on the ground, however, lots of interesting pieces have appeared on the e-mail and by hand without, I hope, too much harassment and blackmail!

It’s always great to receive articles, but especially from those of you who have never contributed before.

So in this issue, many thanks go to Vandra Hemmings for two articles, one of which I have included under our now occasional series, Focus on Youth, and a Tale of Three May Festivals, featuring the incomparable Moll E Dangle crutch!
Janet Cragg has written about Ditchling Mummers, and Christine Bell has provided the second instalment of the story of Tanglefoot, and their visit to America which was featured last time. Julie McKenzie has written a summary of the eight days spent earlier this year by a number of brave souls dancing form London to Norwich, in honour of Will Kemp.

The John Gasson Solo Jig competition took place at Sidmouth as usual this year, results, and a short narrative will be of interest to many who were not able to attend, so thanks to John Bacon for that.

I have also included a story from Janet Dowling, which she gave me sometime ago, and has probably thought I’d forgotten, but this is the kind of story you could not forget!

In response to a communication received, Fee has put together an article giving advice to sides about road closures, our rights on the public highway etc.
And finally, some news about forthcoming MF Workshops, to whet your appetite. Copy date for the winter issue will be 1Oth November, please send any contributions to me by e-mail, on disc in text format, or by good old pen and paper. Please remember to include logos, pictures or illustrations where possible.


#Editor: Judi Barrett
#Citation: Morris Federation Newsletter, Autumn 2000,


Presidents Prologue 4
Editorial 5
Focus on Youth 7
Ditchling Mummers 8
A Tale of Three may Festivals 9
Noticeboard 11
Road Blocks and Closures 12
John Gas son Jig Competition 13
Pikeville Here We Come 14
The Woman with the Silver Bracelets 14
Workshops 2000/01 16
William Kemp 17
Goods List 18




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