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About this issue of "Morris Matters"

Summary: Vol. 20 Issue 1

Published: January 2001

Table of contents

  • Useful source material (1): Oxford Dictionary of Folklore – review by Roy Dommett
  • What I Did on my Holidays – a Sidmouth Review by Rhian Collinson
  • Eight Days Wonder – in print
  • Tradition from the Bare Bones by Chas Marshall
  • Beyond the Black Book with Berkshire Bedlam by Jameson Wooders
  • Pub Morris
  • Useful source material (2): Chipping Campden – collected comments by Keith Chandler
  • Letters


This issue we are trying something new – colour pictures. It all started when I realised that one of the featured teams would not come out very well in black and white (see the pictures and you’ll see why!) so – into the unknown with colour reproduction. Thanks to Jeff Bates, Chas Marshall and Malcolm Major for supplying the pictures in various formats; I have had to learn all about the differences (or not) between jpg and tif files and discover which ones just cause my printer to give up in despair.

Having said that, now the process has been set in motion, if any other teams would like a bit of self-profiling and have got some good photos – especially if you go back a few years … then get in touch. Also let me know if you like the touch of colour …. even if you don’t have anything to submit.

Looking to the future – now we’re in the real 2001, space odyssey year – another time to reflect on the position of morris in the world today? I am pleased to be able to include so much in the way of “information” in this issue, but how much new research is going on into morris and how much are we just recycling the available information in easier ways to take it in? And how much is getting lost for lack of someone to chase it up?

On a sadder note, I am sure that by now most Morris Matters readers have heard of the death of Roy Judge – a fine researcher and writer; the morris world has lost another great character.

Let’s hope we all have a fine dancing year ahead




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