Kennet Morris Men

Kennet Morris Men


Going ahead this New Year’s Day with the wonderful Kennet Morris Men 🎉🍻🎉
We will also have a bbq available to continue our fundraising for St Michael's Hospice (North Hampshire) 🍔🌭🍔 *cash only*
And we’re off!! Kennet Morris Men
For all those who weren't there
For all those who could not attend - the presentation as it happened.
Morning all. Tomorrow morning, around 11.50am (subject to change) by beer Morrisman will be featured on Channel 4 Sunday Brunch.
A friend of mine shared these photos of Abingdon Traditional Morris from the 1970s and earlier. I thought they might be of interest.
Cheerio Kennet Morris. It's been great fun dancing and watching you over the years. However we are moving to Sunny Sufolk this week so it looks like our opportunities to watch you will be very limited from now on.

Hope that you manage to get back to dancing again soon.

We are still here, mostly... We are meeting weekly via Zoom. Tonight, we had 21 members via Reading, Maidenhead, Bracknell, Yateley, Bournemouth and CYPRUS!
Thanks guys. As ever the evening was absolutely average 😊
Hello, who do i contact regarding a booking for a school May fair? Thank you in advance.
Photos from wassailing at Tutt's Clump Cider today.

The most runcible Morris side in the country. Practices Monday nights at 8:00pm from 13th October 2014 to 28 April 2014 (and after at The Bell & Bottle, Shinfield from 10:00pm, ) The first two weeks will be "taster" sessions for those that want to see if Kennet and morris is for them.

Operating as usual


Two sides up to finish the show in front of a lovely audience at Yattendon and Frilsham Fete . We'll be back.


Off for a beer break... back at 3'40

In Memory of Clive Allen – The Morris Federation 01/06/2022

In Memory of Clive Allen – The Morris Federation

Very well done Denise Allen ...

In Memory of Clive Allen – The Morris Federation “I announced Clive’s death on Facebook and set up a ‘much loved’ webpage. Clive was gentle by nature, had a sunny disposition, cheeky grin and his smile would light up any room. Clive’s death left a void in the hearts of everyone who knew and loved him.


A great way to celebrate May Day!

Kennet Morris Men updated their information in their About section. 04/03/2022

Kennet Morris Men updated their information in their About section.

Kennet Morris Men updated their information in their About section.


Wonderful news ... and we'll be there.

We are delighted to announce that Yattendon & Frilsham Fete will, this year take place on Saturday 4th June. Please save the date, we are super excited to welcome you all back.


Subject to any changes to COVID-19 regulations in England, the Calleva Arms is looking forward to welcoming us on New Year's day.


Our sincerest condolences ...

RIP Ewart Hemmings 1930-2021. President of Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers, his father Charles was a dancer in the 1930s team and his grandfather Henry Hemmings was Mayor of Ock Street 1937-45. His uncle Percy Hemmings was bagman / secretary of the morris team 1936-49, and the main organiser of the revival of the morris dancers. For many years Ewart was a town and district councillor, was town mayor 1978-79, and was awarded the Freedom of Abingdon in 1999. He was often a calming influence on the morris team and will be very much missed.


A bit of foolish reminiscence about all the places in Kennetshire we've been unable to dance in for what seems an age since the beginning of The Great Embuggerance - a guide to Kennetshire.


A tough decision, but there will be NO KENNET KAROLS evening this year to avoid the possibility of anyone missing their family Christmas by catching COVID. We trust you understand.
The good news is that the traditional New Year's Day at the Calleva Arms will go ahead and we hope to see you there


Tempted? See our Join page

U-Spy Kennet 15/11/2021

All updated for your delectation ...

All you need to know about the Kennet Morris Men, written by a Fool (and recently updated). See the descriptions for links to each booklet's pdf for you to read on line or download.

Photos from Kennet Morris Men's post 15/11/2021

Photos from Kennet Morris Men's post


A rare event - Kennet's only and final public appearance this year - The Not The End of 2020/21 Season Shortest Tour.


Fully updated with further information about our "forefathers", the Wargrave Morris Men and the South Berks MM. On the 1st anniversary of his death, I've dedicated the Foolish History to Clive Allen, our one and only Matron.

Tributes paid to Hurst morris dancer Annie, 'the life and soul of the party' 08/05/2021

Tributes paid to Hurst morris dancer Annie, 'the life and soul of the party'

She'll be much missed and remembered with affection by many of us. Our thoughts are with all those will miss her.

Tributes paid to Hurst morris dancer Annie, 'the life and soul of the party' Hurst has paid tribute to Ann Wilson, a member of Hurst Morris People who captured the hearts of the village.

A Hundred Years Hence by Phil Hambling [May Day Version] 06/05/2021

A Hundred Years Hence by Phil Hambling [May Day Version]

Featuring The Kennet Morris Men ... and many others!

A Hundred Years Hence by Phil Hambling [May Day Version] A Hundred Years Hence by Phil Hambling [May Day Version]Words and Music by Phil HamblingAvailable on all major music platforms at:


Lockdown has some benefits as I've been able to do more research about Kennet's origins - and our forefathers, the Wargrave Morris Men ,for inclusion in the latest update of our Foolish History. And you may have time to read it!


We had our virtual Kennet Ale and Kwiz this evening. A toast to all who couldn't share it with us this year. We've plans for an alternative ... the pickles will be well aged !

Photos from The Morris Federation's post 17/09/2020

Photos from The Morris Federation's post

Saddleworth 1996 22/08/2020

This weekend we would normally be enjoying the Rushcart weekend basking in the Saddleworth Sunshine. This was our first official visit in 1996 - and we've come back nearly every year despite it! Thanks to Saddleworth Rushcart Lads for wonderful memories, even though this year will be memorable for all the wrong reasons.

Clive John Allen, 1947-2020 17/06/2020

Clive John Allen, 1947-2020

We'll be seeing the lad off today. You can follow it online, add your memories and photos, and donate if you wish.

Clive John Allen, 1947-2020 This site is a tribute to Clive a wonderful husband, father, big brother, uncle, Matron of Kennet Morris and a member of the Illustrious Order of Fools and Beasts - Much loved and much missed.

About us

The Kennet Morris Men are based in the Reading area, although you can see us performing throughout Berkshire and South Oxfordshire - and even Hampshire. This season we will be performing dances in the distinctive styles that developed in the Cotswold villages of Adderbury, Bucknell, Ducklington, Fieldtown, Hinton in the Hedges, Oddington and Sherborne, and farther afield from the City of Lichfield and Upton upon Severn.

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Kennet May Mornings over the past 30 odd years. Some odder than others ...
Orange In Bloom - our traditional raindance




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