50th Birthday Celebration
by Steve Fuller
Dancing in the dark (Good title for a song?) on Cleethorpes prom.
December 21st 1967 saw the first performance by Grimsby Morris Men at a Christmas Dance (organised by Grimsby Folk Song Club) held at the Lifeboat Hotel in Cleethorpes. The Lifeboat was knocked down many years ago, but on 21st December 2017 members of Grimsby Morris, supported by friends and former team members, danced on Cleethorpes prom opposite the site of the Lifeboat. The evening was dry but cool so after a short performance we moved on to dance outside the Nottingham pub ( which has not been knocked down!) and soon were warm inside the “Notts” and tucking into a wonderful Lincolnshire plum bread accompanied by “Dam buster” cheese. Many reminiscences, songs and tunes were enjoyed and it was a grand event and good to see old friends and supporters of the side!
Celebration plum bread and cheese.