England’s Glory day of dance

Gloucester Civic Trust & Englands Glory Morris Dancers
The Folk of Gloucester 99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

England’s Glory Ladies Morris are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. We were one of the earliest women’s Morris sides to be formed, at a time when Morris dancing was considered to be the preserve of men. There was a precedent though! Many of our dances come from the village of Ilmington in the north Cotswolds, where women and girls were dancing in the early 20th century, taught by Sam Bennett, a local musician and dancer.
Our name comes, of course, from the famous brand of matches that were produced in Gloucester by the Morelands firm, who gave us permission to use the name and ship logo.
To help us celebrate our anniversary we have invited other local sides to join us in a day of dance on July 22nd, based at the Folk and performing at various venues in the city.
We always welcome new members – no experience necessary! You can find more information at
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