Each year we make a donation to a charity and have raised over £6,000 over the
last 10 years.
Our nominated charity for 2017 is HeartSWell South West.
HeartSWell South West is a registered charity committed to supporting heart patients, their partners and carers across the Westcountry.
The tremendous efforts of volunteers and supporters has raised well over a million and a half pounds. This has enabled them to provide equipment such as defibrillators and TOE probes, funding for specialist counsellors at Derriford Hospital in particular, and the Region in general.
The completion of HeartSWell Lodge in Plymouth was a major milestone in their history.
We were proud to present a cheque for £1,000.00 on May Day Morning, on Plymouth Hoe, to the Mesothelioma UK asbestos cancer charity for whom we collected during 2016. Many of our former local dockyard workers have been affected by Mesothelioma.
Our Mummers Play will be revived again this December. Venues are currently being arranged. Check our Mummers Play pages for more details.
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TRAFALGAR DAY CELEBRATION
On Saturday 21st October we celebrated Trafalgar Day. This year is the 212th anniversary of Nelson's victory and death at Trafalgar. We held a walking tour and danced at various places around the city, starting at The Fortescue on Mutley Plain, where we gathered from 11am and danced in the pub at 11.45am, before heading up to Greenbank and North Hill, then making, our way to the Barbican, stopping for some lunch on the way. Later in the afternoon we made our way to The Artillery Arms in Stonehouse for something to eat and a music and song session in the evening.
Other venues included:
The Clifton Inn, Clifton Street;
The Seymour Arms, Seymour Street (via Nelson Street);
The Woodside, Gasking Street. (Lunch Spot)
The Bread and Roses, Ebrington Street (via Trafalgar Street).
The Minerva, Looe Street.
The Dolphin, The Barbican.
The Swan, St. Andrew Street.
The Union Rooms, Union Street.
Some Summer Doings
Recently we were in Southampton for the annual Day of Dance hosted by our great friends of King John Morris Men.
On Sunday on our return home we stopped off to celebrate St. George's Day at Tolpuddle in Dorset to visit the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum and to have lunch at The Martyrs Inn.
On return to Plymouth we thought it only fit to have a photo taken where the plaque to commemorate the return from exile in Australia of 4 of the Martyrs on 18th March 1838 is situated, near the place where they came ashore, at Mayflower Steps on Plymouth Barbican.
On Saturday 1st July we performed at The Horse and Groom, Bittaford, for their annual Charity Fundraising weekend, and raised over £73.00 for the Brain Tumour Charity and Riding for the Disabled.
On Friday 28th July we travelled to Kent for the 355th Morris Ring Meeting hosted by Ravensbourne Morris Men. They took us on a tour around London's South Bank where we performed at various famous landmarks culminating in a massed dance of all the invited Morris sides at the Tower of London.
Our practices are now held at The School of Creative Arts, 22 Millbay Road, Millbay, Plymouth, PL1 3EG (the big red building opposite the entrance to the Brittany Ferries port) from 7.30pm until 9.30pm on Wednesday evenings from October until the end of April.
We are looking for new recruits, male or female, either dancers or musicians, to train up ready for the Mayflower 400 celebrations in 2020, when we will also be celebrating our 50th anniversary.
We would particularly love to start an 18 - 30 Morris Side to take part in the Mayflower 400 celebrations.
Everyone is welcome at any time to come and have a look or maybe have a go. Check our programme for details and just turn up!
Site last updated 31st October 2017 23:50
Plymouth Morris Men have had a great couple of summer seasons recently, including Holland in 2005, a trip to Hungary and Serbia in July 2006 and Jersey in May 2007. In August 2009 we went to south-western France for the 50th Annual International Folklore Festival at Montrejeau. At the end of September we are off to Brest as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Plymouth-Brest Twinning association.
Each year we make a donation to a charity and have raised over £5,000 over the last 9 years. On Sunday 21st March 2010 members of Plymouth Morris Men danced their way around the Plymouth Mile course for Sport Relief. We raised over £900! Thank you for your support!
We presented a cheque for £300 to Devon Freewheelers at our ceilidh on Saturday 27th February 2016. That makes £800 we have given them over the last 2 years.
Our nominated charity for 2016 was Mesothelioma UK, an asbestos cancer charity. Many of our former local dockyard workers have been affected by Mesothelioma. We presented them with a cheque for £1000 on May Day Morning on Plymouth Hoe.
More details of our charitable giving can be found on our 'Charitable Donations' page.
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