• Welcome to the website of the Grimsby Morris Men

    We are a Morris side based in the Lincolnshire town of Great Grimsby and have been dancing since 1967. No wonder we're tired. 

      

    GMM in 1967 and recently 

    The website has information about us and our activites, some picture galleries, our forthcoming events and a have-a-go page for anyone out there who likes beer ( no, I mean dancing) and fresh air. There is also a link to our online museum developed from the archives of Grimsby Morris Men.

    If you have any queries about the side or the website there is a contact us link on the main menu.

     

GMM News

Covid-19 again

Sunday 20th December 2020

At the time of writing much of England is in the new tier 4 and Christmas has been drastically reduced if not quite completely cancelled. With the new variant of SARS-COV2 stalking the streets we clearly won't be out again very soon. As a result, as stated in the previous mis-dated news item, we  have had to cancel our traditional December and January activities. There will be no 2020 Boxing Day Tour of Cleethorpes, no Plough Sunday and no Waes-hal.

On a more positive note, rollout of the first vaccine has at least started so we are going to plan for a less restricted future. We have had some socially distanced discussions and planned, in outline, events for 2021. These events will start to appear on the site over the next week or three starting with April Fool's Day and  finishing with Waes-hal 2022!

Obviously, we can't be sure that it will be safe to dance by April 1st. All of the events will therefore be marked as unconfirmed and will only be confirmed when we think it is safe and the venues agree that it is safe for us to visit, probably when the restrictions on pubs opening are removed.

Let's keep our fingers crossed for a morris enriched 2021.


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Covid-19

Tuesday 7th April 2020

Hello to all our friends.

Just a quick update on GMM during the current situation. Pretty obviously we aren't doing much of anything at present; no dance-outs, no practice and no meetings. All of our events have been cancelled until the end of January 2020. Sadly therefore, there will be no Boxing Day tour for 2020 and no Waes-hal for 2021. Later events are on review depending on circumstances. Events will only resume when it is safe to do so and will be posted here when that happens.

Stay healthy, stay safe.

Nick Booth, on behalf of Grimsby Morris Men.


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Waes-hal 2020

Sunday 19th January 2020

 

On Sunday 19th January 2020 the Grimsby Morris Men, joined by Herring Gals, celebrated the 38th Lincolnshire Waes-Hal at the Skidbrooke Cyder Farm. Under brilliant clear blue skies with lots of winter sun we danced and sang, listened to the story of the Apple Tree Man and put toast on the trees in the orchard. Noise was made. Cider and hog roast were consumed.

      

We then moved onto The New Inn at Saltfleet where we entertained another great turnout with the dancing, singing and a performance of the Kirmington Plough Play.
Wonderful time with great company.

         

 


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Boxing Day Tour 2019

Thursday 26th December 2019

 

Another year another Boxing Day. We were a little short staffed and missing Herring Gals but... the show must go on.

The day dawned dull and breezy but it was dry and not blowing a gale so it was off to the Wellow and on with the dancing. We did a small number of dances in front of a small but appreciative audience.Market Rasen Stick at the Wellow

Next it was on to the Punchbowl where we started with our now traditional dance in front of the bar. Keep the set tight boys. Then we headed outside and did a a few more dances on the prom.

Our third stop was at the No. 2 where the crowd was small at first but built as we danced. 

Thence to Willy's Pub. We actually danced on the prom near Brighton Slipway but I'm sure I spotted a morris man or two slipping (or wobbling) across the road.

Our fifth spot was at Oliver's Eatery / Jonny Donuts. Before dancing we were all treated to a dram of whiskey or tot of rum which improved our dancing no end.

Finally to the Notts. We danced in front of the pub then went inside for refreshment before adjourning to the Sports Bar for a succesful and enjoyable session of songs.


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GMM supporting Bladder Scanner Appeal

Monday 18th February 2019

Grimsby Morris Men supporting the Bladder Scanner Appeal

 

Cheque Presentation 2019

Ken Watson, musician of Grimsby Morris Men, presents a cheque for £1400.10 to Sister Monika Gajowiak, Sister Tina Harness and Sister Kate Denholm of the Acute Medical Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital and Laura Gooderham of the Health Tree Foundation, all surrounded by other members of Grimsby Morris Men. The presentation took place at our regular practice at 8 pm on Monday 18/2/19.

During December and January GMM danced out and performed the Jerusalem Plough Play, with each performance followed by a collection for the Acute Medical Unit's Bladder Scanner Appeal.

An additional donation of £350 was presented from Cleethorpes Light Railway in lieu of wages for Santa Claus.


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