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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.

Our most recent ‘performance’ would in normal times have been our May Day dancing up on Chanctonbury Ring, from 7am.  Sadly this could not happen under the current regulations.  A few of us walked up individually with a flask of coffee (or something more fortifying) and a cold bacon sarnie ‘just for old times’ sake’. The weather was glorious if a little chilly and made for a much needed walk!

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, until restrictions ease further.  As a result restarting will mean practice outside.  With the improving evening light and warmer evenings we are planning to do this. Practices are scheduled to restart from 2nd June.

Hopefully 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 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.

Very sad news from 5th May, as Doug Parrott, one of our number has died. Doug joined us in 1978 and after dancing for many years has been one of our most stalwart musicians. A short obituary can be found by clicking here.