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Thread #122801   Message #2696998
Posted By: GUEST,Fluffy Morris
10-Aug-09 - 11:26 AM
Thread Name: Morris article in Sunday Times 8 Aug 09
Subject: RE: Morris article in Sunday Times 8 Aug 09
From a NW perspective, fluffy morris is a very important link to older mens teams, in that fluffy took on their dancing often with an original dancer as foreman. It was even then though, a self-concious revival as much as the examples of trad cotswolds sides given.

However most modern fluffy teams do not have this type of link and the development of the movement took off on a very different path in the post war period. There was a great article on this in the EFDSS journal in the sixties that I can't locate the citation for at the moment!

In the end though, the desire for an 'authentic' morris side misses the point. It's a source of material that is there to be used and it continues to develop as a result.

Ed Worrall
Saddleworth Morris Men