We wanted to share with you a photo taken at yesterday’s Dance for St. George event in Sheffield. As our very own Howie put it: ‘[t]his is the moment when police on the beat met morris men on the hop to create a truly arresting sight.’
Yesterday we were one of 12 sides who performed in Sheffield City Centre for the Dance for St. George Day of Dance hosted by the Sheffield City Giants. We had a fantastic day in what was a great way to kick-start our new dancing season.
Photos kindly supplied by Lesley Ellam from our dance-outs with the Three Shires ladies on Boxing Day 2016 have now been published on our Flickr account. The event marked the end of our 40th Anniversary celebrations and as such we performed the dances first learned by the side back in 1976. You can see a slideshow of the photos after the break, or click the link below to view the album.
We have given our ‘Meet the Team’ page a bit of a spruce-up and added an all-new ‘Officers’ page that also includes lists of previous Old Men, Squires, Bag Men and Treasurers.
Stop the presses! We have finally released our Thursday evening dance-out schedule for 2017, and we’re all rather excited about it. The list details what we’ll be doing (and in some cases who we will be doing it with) on the majority of Thursday evenings from May to September, with a brief interlude whilst we nip over to Poland for a week in between. You can view the printer-friendly schedule by clicking here, and be on the lookout for our official 2017 Programme that should be flying off the presses soon, once we’ve started them up again…
Recently we embarked on our traditional May Day tour accompanied by our sister side the Three Shires Ladies Clog & Garland Dancers. As this year is our 40th anniversary we decided to make this May Day a little bit more special. Massive thank yous go out to Harry, David G. and John L. for organising a wonderful day that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The itinerary for the day along with a slideshow of some of the photos taken can be seen after the break. The day was rounded off with a wonderful Harthill Morris well dressing display and a birthday cake, photos of which you can see after the break as well, and a couple of presentations of engraved tankards made to outgoing officers Neil (Bagman) and Brian (Old Man).
Back on 23rd April Harthill Morris attended a day of dance held in York by the Joint Morris Organisation (JMO), a coming together of Morris Ring, Morris Federation and Open Morris sides. A fantastic time was had by all and you can see a slideshow of the photos we took after the break, or you can view them on our Flickr page.
We recently had new team photo’s taken – a huge thank you to David Poucher for making us look our best. You can view them after the break.
Every year the Harthill Carnival Society hosts the ‘Harthill Village Quiz’ which sees a number of 3-person teams fight it out in a battle of wits across 10 rounds of 10 questions each. This year, once the dust had settled and the smoke had cleared David G, John E. and Jono (competing as ‘Morris Men A’) stood tall as victors for the first time ever, bringing home the Harthill Carnival Society Village Quiz trophy (pictured).