What a cracking day! A market town, a Stag Do, a Wedding Reception, 5 pubs, a mini bus and driver! Not to mention music, song, dancing and beer! Well done boys!
A perfect setting for our performance this evening! HMS Bounty - the replica built for the1962 version of the film with Marlon Brando - moored in Sutton Harbour, just waiting for us to dance on her deck! So we did!
Excellent performance at Modbury May Fair. Good to see floats in the procession that had not been limited to walking only, as some are.
On Friday 1st April 2011 14 members (and Lois) travelled to Southampton for King John Morris Men's Annual Day of Dance on Saturday 2nd April 2011. We travelled in 4 separate cars and rendezvoused at The Woodman Inn, Ferndown, just before Ringwood on the A31. On arrival, the barman was a bit taken back by nearly everyopne waving a piece of A4 paper at him demanding a free drink. They were vouchers downloaded from the Marstons website! We all took advantage of the 2 for 1 offer of a meal as well, so most people got a meal and a pint for about £5. Friday evening saw us at the usual pub gathering at Samuel's Rest - after some of us managed to drag ourselves away from The Wheatsheaf. Saturday was a day tour by coach in and around Southampton, visiting local villages and a few pubs, and a ferry ride across the River Hamble to Warsash before heading back to base for a slap up meal and home made entertainment.
On Sunday we stopped off at Otter Nurseries, near Ottery St. Mary, Devon, to entertain the visitors, before the final journey home.
A great evening at the Royal Western Yacht Club on Friday 25th February 2011. Good food, good company and great entertainment.
28th July 2010
The Duck Race was a great day out with perfect weather. We raised over £400 for the Chestnut Appeal, including the first prize of £50 which the winner donated to the appeal.
21st March 2010
Sport Relief 2010
Plymouth Morris Men danced their way around the Plymouth Mile for Sport Relief, today, on Plymouth Hoe. We raised £939.22!
17th March 2010
Latest Fundraising: On Wednesday 17th March 2010 we presented a cheque for £500 to the Chestnut Appeal, promoting prostate cancer awareness. After a short period of dancing we presented the cheque to Charity Manager, Lesley-Ann Simpson. More details can be found here.
30th January 2010
40th Annual Ceilidh
Tickets were sold out for our 40th Annual Ceilidh, at University College Plymouth Marjon, Derriford, this evening. The band were 'Piping Hot', (formerly Devil's Elbow) and the Caller was Ken Hudson. There was a special guest appearance of Plymouth Reunion Morris Men: men who were members of Plymouth Morris Men in 1983, and who continue to meet once a year to dance somewhere around the country and maintain contact with each other.
21st October 2009
Trafalgar Day Celebrations
Plymouth Morris Men celebrated the 204th Anniversary of Lord Nelson's famous victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, this evening, at the Blue Peter Inn, Plymstock, Plymouth. We danced for 45 minutes before retiring to the bar to sing songs and play music for the rest of the evening.
22nd September 2009
Visitors take Rail Tour
On the evening of Friday 18th September 2009, we were joined by members of Isca Morris Men from South Wales, Helier Morris Men from Jersey and Letchworth Morris Men from Hertfordshire. We took them all, together with Wreckers Morris, on a Rail Tour up the Tamar Valley on Saturday 19th September. The day started with a mass dance display in St. Budeaux Square at about 10am before we boarded the train to take us up to Bere Ferrers for another dance spot and lunch at the Plough Inn. After lunch we travelled on to Calstock for more dancing before returning to Plymouth. In the evening all the teams danced on Saltash Waterfront before they sat down to a meal in the Sailing Club.
On Sunday morning there was a final dance display on Saltash Waterfront over lunch before our visitors departed on their homeward journeys.
1st December 2008
Making an Exhibition of Ourselves!
This evening we performed at an exhibition at the Wharf, Tavistock, where Plymouth painter David Folley displayed a series of Morris related themes. His exhibition 'Morris One' features a large life size painting, (2m x 2.9m), depicting The Plymouth Morris Men dancing 'Laudnum Bunches, from Headington, at ‘Sun Up’ upon Plymouth Hoe, on May 1st 2008.
13th May 2008
Stars of Yachting Monthly!
Plymouth Morris Men formed part of the street entertainment during the build up to the Artemis Transat Race which started from Plymouth on Sunday 11th May. Afterwards they performed inside the National Marine Aquarium for the inauguration of the life-size Blue Whale paintings by Wyland. The group had their photo taken afterwards with the Artist and Dame Ellen MacArthur which was subsequently published on the Yachting Monthly web site. See more here.
8th August 2007
Plymouth Morris Men went the extra mile (or rather 3!) when they travelled out to Plymouth Breakwater this evening to dance and present a cheque for £300 to Care and Repair, a local Home Improvement Agency. Plymouth Morris Men are grateful to Dave Booker who provided the use of his dive boat for the team's use, Tincknell Fuels who donated the diesel and the Queen's Harbour Master, Plymouth, for granting permission to land on the Breakwater. Without the help of these people this unique event would not have been possible. The occasion also meant a new World Record for the number of Morris Men dancing on the Breakwater!