Whitchurch enjoyed the traditional whirl of hankies, tinkling of bells, and clatter of sticks as Winchester Morris Men made their annual visit to the town.

The Morris dance is one of the oldest English rural traditions, thought to have been associated with the welcoming of Spring and the fertility of crops.
However, when asked the usual answer is that there are as many theories about the origination as there are dancers!
With the weather we have been experiencing some wonder whether they could perform some dances to bring the sun back!
Following several dances outside the Town Hall the morris men moved to the White Hart to enjoy the ales, another fine English tradition!

The team is looking for new dancers and are presently offering a free beer voucher to all who complete their first practice session – they can be contacted on 023 8025 2112.
Winchester Morris can be found at many events throughout the Summer.

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