Morris men celebrate 40(ish) years of dancing

PUBLISHED: 12:30 20 June 2012

The Chalice Morris Men.

The Chalice Morris Men.

Bob Cross

A WELL-KNOWN troupe of morris men will celebrate its 40th birthday this weekend.

The group started dancing in the early 1970s, and the celebrations are being called the 40ish anniversary weekend as it is unknown exactly when the group started dancing.

The Chalice Morris Men, which is based in Brent Knoll but performs across North Somerset and Somerset, will celebrate the landmark with a weekend of dance.

The Foresters Morris Men, from Nottingham, the Great Yorkshire Morris Men from Pool-in-Wharfedale and the Jockey Morris Men from Birmingham will join the group in a mass performance in Weston’s Princess Royal Square on Saturday at 10.30am.

They will move onto The Square in Axbridge at noon and will round off the day with a performance at Brent Knoll Parish Hall in Brent Street at 7.30pm.

On Sunday there will be another display in Clarence Park at 11.30am, where the Mendip Morris Men will join the masses of morris men.

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