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About this issue of "Morris Matters"

Summary: Vol. 30 Issue 2

Published: July 2011

Table of contents

  • London Lavender by E V Lucas
  • Innovative Ilmington by Roy Dommett
  • On Sam Bennett by Roy Dommett
  • Zachariah Lankin, Collector And Folklorist by Long Lankin
  • Fool’s Gambit by Alice Dover
  • Roy Dommett Comes Out ! ……. (Of Retirement) by Mike Boston
  • Maple Dancer Flies Over For A Weekend Workshop…. by Justin Morrison
  • Morris And Women – An Outsider’s Viewpoint by Tracey Marshall
  • CD Review – Morris Dancing – An English Tradition by Malcolm Major
  • DERTy Memories 2011 by Sally Wearing
  • Three Men Go To Venice – Via Korčula by George Frampton
  • Fondly Remembering Three Morris Men (Tubby Reynolds, Paul Woods and John Maher) 


Only room for a short note as events overcame me – just as this was about to go to the printers we heard the very sad news that Tubby Reynolds of Bath City Morris and Sherborne, Paul Woods of Bristol Morris Men, John Maher, also of Bristol and the Ring Overseas Bagman, Colin Street of Adderbury and Mike Steel of Mortimers all died this week. There are some memories of the first three included at the end of the magazine. There may be further tributes in the next issue when people have had time to reflect upon their contributions to the morris world; there have been lots of postings about the three of them looking down on us all while sharing a pint.

The rest of the issue includes several articles about collecting dances old and new. I have started (inspired by conversations at Roy Dommett’s workshop) to scan all the early typed editions of Morris Matters of which we have no electronic copy, with the aim of getting them all accessible online – eventually! Thanks as always to Jill Griffiths for assistance in getting the final text of each issue right.


#Editor: Beth Neill
#Citation: Morris Matters, 30(2),




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