SPRING GROVE MORRIS MEN - "Quintessentially English" [1]
Now in our 39th year. Here is our programme of events and information about Morris Dancing
For Kingston Morris (men & women) go to kingstonmorris.org 


The John Pell Morris Men
the antidote to Morris Dancing


Now available:
Part 1. Origins


A chapter in the history of Morris dancing around Kingston was almost lost until in 2013 Nick Martin was introduced to Toni, the wife of our Squire, Ben Izard (now sadly departed) and joined us in 2014.  Nick had played for an extraordinary group of performers who in the best traditions of mis-rule took sight at the establishment and charged.


I am pleased to announce that Nick, now approaching his 70th birthday, is recording the story of the John Pell Morris Men, and you are able to read it here.

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John Pell Morris]


Rugby World Cup - Oct 2015 Twickenham

 
Spring Grove Morris Men were proud to have been chosen to represent England in a national and international campaign for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, fronted by our very own Dr David Seager.

Here's the home version of the campaign video where David's bass gives his lines gravitas.  There's also an international version where David is seen sitting decorously at a pub table.

Discover Your England - Rugby World Cup 2015



We are a Morris Dance team based in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK. Our name comes from the small Victorian suburb of Spring Grove across the Hogsmill River and just south of Kingston Old Town where we practise. Welcome to the website where you can find information about Spring Grove Morris in our 39th year, our programme and information about Morris.

  • Contacts: Who to call if you want to join us or book us, and where we practice
  • Programme: What we are doing this year, where we will be and when
  • Log Book: Event reports for this year
  • Photo Album and Videos: Collected photographs and videos
  • People: Who danced with us and when, and who served as Squire
  • History: Articles about the history of Spring Grove Morris Men, Morris around Kingston and Morris in general
  • Dance Repertoire: The dances in our current repertoire, and dances we are working on this year
  • Links: Local Morris sides, national Morris organisations and other local groups

Upcoming Events


Teenage Cancer Trust
Every year we donate to a nominated charity; this year we support
 the Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer, and we will continue to support St John's Church.

Our thanks to all who have booked us or have given generously when we dance out to support last year's charity Age UK who inspire, enable and support older people to make the most of later life.  The Charities page has a list of previous years' charities.

The Morris Ring
We are members of The Morris Ring, an association of morris dance sides founded in 1934 and celebrating its 80th anniversary.
Its mission is to encourage the performance of morris dancing, to maintain its traditions and to preserve its history.

To find a Morris side in your area try either the Morris Ring's "Find a side near you" handy Google map tool or try their "Find a side" to check the whole UK, Europe, Australia, America... 


[1] "The troop, called the Spring Grove Morris Men, looked so quintessentially English that I thought that they could be a nice addition to our wedding." Loulabelle's wedding blog.