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We have sadly been unable to practice or perform together for over a year now.  As far as we know we have been lucky in that none of us has suffered an infection from the virus, unless it has been a ‘hidden’ asymptomatic one.

Like many other Morris sides we have been unfortunate enough to have ‘lost’ our practice hall - simply put all halls have insurances which would be compromised if many groups, not just Morris, tried to meet there.  As a result restarting will prove difficult unless we can meet and practice outside.  With the improving evening light and warmer evenings we should be able to do this. It appears that practices and, possibly, performances may be allowed outdoors with up to 30 people, and indoor practices with up to six, from 17th May.

Our next ‘performance’ would in normal times have been our May Day dancing up on Chanctonbury Ring, from 7am.  Sadly this cannot happen under the current regulations.  A few of us may walk up individually with a flask of coffee and a cold bacon sarnie ‘just for old times’ sake’, though even this will be limited to the ‘Rule of 6’. The weather may also play a part as if it is not pleasant there will be little point in a long cold wet walk!

In the meantime we are actively seeking a practice venue which will be allowable under the prevailing regulations. If this can be arranged then we will start to regain our fitness and consider when we might perform again.  In particular we will be trying to ensure we can revive our Mummers Play for the Christmas period. The Doctor has a particular role to play here we feel…

Please come back here for news of our slow awakening from Covid, and we look forward to seeing many of you as circumstances and regulations permit!!!

Photos from some evenings around pubs in our 2019 dancing season are below…

CRMM SPRING into summer ‘21 Update

As you’ll see from the fuller update below we’re finally starting to be able to plan our ‘comeback’ from the Corona Virus epidemic, albeit a little more uncertainly than we’d like.  Morris Dancing is not considered a ‘sport’ and falls under a different set of rules which means that our ability to meet, practice and perform is still very much curtailed for the immediate future.

Very sad news from the end of last year - one of our earliest members, John Goddard, died on Christmas Day 2020. John was our Squire Sean’s dad.  Please CLICK HERE for our tribute page here on the website.