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Thread #148788   Message #3457996
Posted By: GUEST,George Frampton
28-Dec-12 - 05:08 AM
Thread Name: Downton Abbey morris men!
Subject: Downton Abbey morris men!
I have admired most of the research going into the creation of the Channel 4 costumed drama 'Downton Abbey'.
In its Christmas Special, there was some kind of village fete with a morris dance team - all men of course! Apart from the obvious questions: Who were they? or, Who were they meant to be? could somebody better placed than me vouch for the likelihood of a Cotswold-influenced morris team performing in North Yorkshire in the early 1920s?
One assumes this was not a by-product of the Esperance Working Girls' Guild. Apart from then, I had thought that a mix of the English Folk Dance Society and Cambridge students as 'The Travelling Morrice' was responsible for building up a caucus of interest nationally in the days before the Morris Ring was formed in the 1930s.
Is this a case of shurely shome mishtake, or me know too much?