Does anyone know of any Morris Dancing troupes who would be interested in holding a competition next summer on Spring View Community Sport Complex site, off Hatfield Close, Spring View (approx 8 acres of enclosed land with changing/toilet/kitchen/bar facilities). I used to watch these competitions as a child and was amazed at their displays and stamina, but unfortunately we don't appear to hear of them any more .
Hopefully someone out there will be able to help as if we could hold a competition this would make a fantastic day.
Started: 20th Aug 2006 at 10:21
Spring Viewer, is there no more Morris Dancing competions in the Borough?If not what a shame. I used to morris dance and went all over the place. Never won a medal though, i was in the tinies and we tried so hard but basically we was c**p. lol
Replied: 20th Aug 2006 at 12:27
im quite supprised there are no competitions there, my daughter morris dances for a troupe in hindley, i know there is a troupe in platt bridge they may be interested though,
Replied: 23rd Aug 2006 at 15:33
what anbout the wigan athletic morris dancing troupe
Replied: 23rd Aug 2006 at 15:38
Back in the 50s, I can remember one chap that trained a troupe of Morris dancers, often he'd bring a radiogram from his house, place it near his front gate, and start it playing some record. The dancers were actually learning/training on a public highway, but, that being the 50s, there wasn't anywhere near as much traffic as there is now.
Replied: 24th Aug 2006 at 23:59
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