"Quintessentially English" [1]

Our name is taken from the small Victorian suburb of Spring Grove in Kingston-upon-Thames where we practise; it lies just south of Kingston Old Town and across the Hogsmill River.

"Dancing for Dave" Abinger Hatch

In 2017 an old member of Spring Grove, Dave Watmore, died and to remember him we danced at Abinger Hatch for his family and friends.  This year Eric Simpson made the final foot-up, and we decided to dedicate this year's evening to all Morris dancers who had passed on, and invited other sides to join us.  
The stunning summer weather continued as we gathered in the beer garden,  Spring Grove's squire David Seager led the men in the first dance and Steve Nash explained to the audience, dancers, musicians and friends about the memorial, that Spring Grove had now lost six men and that this evening for for all to remember those that had gone before.  All the sides danced and played until the light failed.  Steve led a 12-dancer Jockey to the Fair, David an elegant Banks of the Dee, and Robert led on the Manx Sword. A fine evening indeed.

This year’s sides:
Black Swan Border Morris from Carshalton
Ewell St Mary’s Morris Men from Ewell Village
Kingston Morris from Kingston-upon-Thames
Rampant Rooster Morris from Dorking
- Spring Grove Morris Men (hosts)
Thames Valley Morris Men from Claygate

  • 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
  • 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

Upcoming Events

We support Princess Alice Hospice which provides end of life care, and we will continue to support St John's Church.
Last year we supported 
 All About Alie.  The Charities page has a list of previous years' good causes.

The Morris Ring
We are members of The Morris Ring, founded in 1934, an association of Morris, Sword and Mummers Sides, Clubs and Teams who keep our wonderful traditions alive.

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.