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Peterborough Morris Ring Meeting

Peterborough Morris Day of Dance and Meeting of the Morris Ring. Saturday 28th September 2024

Looking forward to a repeat of our 2021 meeting when we celebrated 40 years of Peterborough Morris dancing (plus two years off self-isolation).

As at 18/03/2024.

Details of 2024 to follow with a reminder of 2021 below:-

Image with permission from Christopher Todd. Might still be available if you ask Christopher nicely as an A3 landscape giclée print on Hahnemühle photo rag paper.
The event was a huge success - many of the visiting sides commenting on how beautiful Peterborough looked in the sun. We had a total of 12 full sides (including Peterborough Morris) and representatives from an additional seven.
Dancers came from Kent, Birmingham, Nottingham, Norwich, Cambridge, Brackley, Letchworth, Suffolk, Thaxted, among other places.
Teams represented included Devil’s Dyke, Dolphin, First Class Stamp, Jockey, King’s and Wadard.

It was the largest event that Peterborough Morris has ever staged, and the first time we have hosted a meeting of the Morris Ring. We drew a crowd wherever we went, especially on Cathedral Square and St John’s Square. In the evening, some of us enjoyed a Feast at the Bull Hotel.

This event was a walking tour of the ancient and modern city centre.
Based in Peterborough's historic city centre, the day began and ended with massed shows on Cathedral Square. There were several locations for dancing all within easy walking distance of one another. There were dance spots in Cathedral Square (with the Guildhall as a backdrop), St John's Square (next to the city's 11th-century parish church), outside the 1930s Town Hall, and inside the Cathedral precinct.
The day finished with afternoon tea and homemade cakes served in St. John’s church.


The Program
City Guide


"A big thank you to yourself and Ollie for and excellent day. All of Dolphin enjoyed the day greatly. It was really good to get back into the old ways."
    Dolphin Morris

"Thank you so much for a brilliant day. Superbly organised, laid back and sociable and wonderful tea and bits! Please pass our thanks on to all who organised."
    Pig Dyke Molly

"A quick note to thank you for hosting the day of dance and ring meeting yesterday. We had a thoroughly pleasant day and it was unanimously agreed that you had put on a 'jolly good show'! Peterborough looked splendid, we enjoyed the pie and pint at The Ostrich, thought of skiving off at King's Square (it was very hot) but were brought back on task by our Foreman and the audience was attentive, attractive and enthusiastic. Thank you for all your hard work and for giving us a lovely day out."
    Rutland Morris Men

"Thank you for an absolutely superb day, we had a fantastic time and were made most welcome. Do pass on our thanks and congratulations for a fantastic event to the rest of the team."
    First Class Stamp