Talk – Goathland Plough Stots Long Sword Tradition

Goathland Plough Stots old photo

Here is a review of the talk about the history of the Goathland Plough Stots Long Sword Tradition, given by Keith Thompson, Steve Pierson, Jim Eldon and Sally Smith on 10th January.  It was attended by over 70 online guests from the UK, Netherlands, USA and Canada. “Keith Thompson is the Honorary President of Goathland Plough Stots, one of Britain’s oldest sword teams and his talk was the story of their tradition. It linked a long history of the team dating back to 1812 to social movements in and around the village with a selection of live music, slides and videos.

How to Make Rapper Swords by Frank Lee – online talk

Frank Lee

Here is a review of a demonstration & talk by Frank Lee on how he makes rapper swords.  The rapper sword he made in the filming for the demonstration was sword number 2549.  He has made 433 sets to date which have been sold worldwide.

Morris in the Museum in Bedford

Redbornstoke & Bedfordshire Lace Exhibition Higgins Museum 2020

It is not often Morris dancing can be said to have made history but Redbornstoke Morris (1976-2018) and Bedfordshire Lace Morris (1981-2016) are the focus of a new display at The Higgins Museum in Bedford.