The Morris Men of Little Egypt



The Morris Men of Little Egypt have been part of the Glemsford scene since 1992. Originally set up to support a Church fête, the Side now dances all over the county, country and beyond. Highlights of each year are the celebration of May Day, the Horkey and Boxing Day, and much else in between.

The Morris Men as we would like to know them

(Click on this ancient picture to see a larger version.)

The origins of the Side are dealt with, in part, here; otherwise, just use this page as an index, by following the picture links below.



Feel free to use this email address to contact us:
stephen.clarke06@btinternet.com
As a result of the pathetic efforts at piracy on the part of the Spammers, this is now the ONLY email address that is live.
What a sad world we live in.
The Stour Valley needs its railway back

Where this site started

Find out about Glemsford's History:
on the revamped site

Now: your chance to see Little Egypt at work: Bardwell 2007
Proving, I suppose, that we must be worth watching.
Use the controls to start the video


General Little Egypt links:

(some of these links contain their own indices to even more detail)

Derek Southgate

6 October 1932 - 22 September 2003

Derek was a founding member of the Morris Men of Little Egypt, and our first Bagman
His funeral, on 1 October, 2003, showed the respect with which so many people regarded him.

We salute and remember him fondly.
"A true Man of Glemsford"

Follow the picture links:

Programme 2016
Little Egypt on Tour
Brixham 2015
Pop-Up Morris #1
Waggon and Horses
Beer Festival 2015
May Day
2015
The Solstice
2014
Felsham
2014
Kev's 50th
2014
Events
2014
Steamy Day
2013
Boxing Day
2013
Mumming
2013
Stansfield
2013
A Party in Cornard
2013
May Day
2013
Sinjorj
2013
This Year's Programme
2013
Boxing Day
2012
Cornwall By Train
2012
Jubilee!
2012
May Day
2012
St George's Day
2012
The Dancing Schedule
2012
Mumming
- 2011 -
A Central Tradition
Boxing Day
On Tour
- The Isle of Wight -
An impromptu gig
Greyhound, Chevington
Stansfield
- a favourite gig -
Stanningfield
Red House
Ely Folk Festival
2011
Quay Day
2011
Dancing at Thurston
- includes moving pictures -
May Day
2011
Dancing programme
2011
Mumming
2010
Boxing Day Dance
2010
Christmas Feast
2010
Cavendish Fete
2010
Stansfield Fête 2010
Witham Mediæval Fayre
2010
Little Egypt
Solstice 2010
Rochester Sweeps Fair
2010
Little Egypt
May Dawns 2010
Little Egypt
First Outing, 2010
Little Egypt
Programme 2010
Little Egypt
on Boxing Day 2009
Little Egypt
Mumming 2009
Little Egypt
on the Drag
Southwold Revisited
September 2009
Little Egypt
Tempting Fête
Little Egypt on Tour
Dorset 2009
Little Egypt
Media Gurus
Rochester Sweeps Festival
2009
May Day
2009
A New Dawn
2009
Our Season's Programme
NEW!
Jan 2009
2 pages of Video Archive!
Boxing Day
2008
with Added Little Egypt/Stour Valley Mummers
Horkey Dance
15 November
Dancing the Horkey Bough
2008
Pinkuah Arms
27 June
Summer Solstice
2008
Little Egypt's Second Crusade
June 2008
Celebrating our home
Glorious Glemsford
Rochester Sweeps Festival
4 May 2008
It's here at last!
May Day 2008
Sinjorg 2008
Pre-Season Training
for charity
Dancing Programme 2008
Boxing Day 2007
including the Mummers
Christmas Dinner 2007
The Angel Blog
Another Farewell -
Jackie and Ian
The Horkey Dance 2007
The Horkey Bough 2007
Our Annual Pilgrimage
Southwold
Summer Solstice 2007
Shimpling
Family Day
Glemsford Fun Day
Little Spain
North Norfolk - On Tour
June 2007
Bardwell 2007
Rochester
Sweeps Festival
5 May 2007
May Day 2007
Sinjorg Day
23 April 2007
Dancing Diary
2007
Mumming 2006/7
The Angel
7 January 2007
Boxing Day, 2006
Christmas 2006:
The Dinner
2 December 2006
The Horkey, 2006
11 November 2006
now with an extra page of pictures
As Fête Would Have It:
Stansfield
19 August 2006
Long Melford
With Hageneth
12 July 2006
Templar Encounter
Cressing
2 July 2006
Southwold
8 July 2006
Glemsford's Fun Day
1 July 2006
Greeting the Solstice
21 June 2006
Pinkuah Arms 16 June 2006
Little Egypt in Languedoc
June 2006
Bardwell Mill
Another Biography:
Greg Stow
May Day 2006
Rochester Sweeps Festival
April 2006
St George's Day 2006
Attire: The Squire Declareth
The Enterprise Culture
MMLE on eBay
2006 - Programme of Events
More from 1997
Deep in the Archives:
1997 and before the beginning of time
Plough Monday 2006
Yet more recovered pictures:
Dancing in 1995
More from the Archives:
Mumming 1995/6
More recovered pictures:
Travel By Steam 1997
Little Egypt meets Little Spain, again
Biographical entries updated
2005 Mumming
Boxing Day 2005
2005 Christmas Dinner
Horkey 2005 - the evening
Horkey November 2005 - the events of the day
A Little Egypt Wedding
Lidgate October 7, 2005
Southwold 2005
Solstice at Hawkedon - June 2005
Ireland 2005
Bocking Street Fair - May 2005
May Day 2005
Rochester Sweeps Festival 2005
St George's Day 2005
Programme for 2005
The Maldon Ale
A Takeover Bid?
Mumming Season 2004/5
Another Year, Another Boxing Day
Christmas Dinner 2004
Turning On with Little Egypt
Neville's Big Bang
The Horkey, 2004
Dancing into September
Oh, we do like to be
Beside the Seaside
For those in peril:
the Log of the GS "About it a bit"
A new venue
Edwardstone White Horse
Nelson's Revenge
Belgium, or is it Norfolk?
Andrew Arrives
May Day at Rochester, 2004
The Face of Little Egypt, 2004?
May Day 2004
Little Egypt programme: 2004
Something About A Morris Man:
More Biographical Bits
More of Boxing Day 2003
What Morris Dancers wear
Boxing Day 2003
A Glemsford Leavetaking
Photographic Archaeology:
Travel By Steam relived
More results of searches in the archives
Lidgate "Star" 20 June 2003
2003 Ireland revisited
Bardwell Mill, 10 May 2003
2003 Dancing Programme
Black and White Memories
Boxing Day 2002
Mumming 2002
Southwold 2002
May Day 2002
Didn't we have a lovely day the day we went to Comberton?
Our Season 2002
Boxing Day and Mumming 2001
Christmas Dinner 2001
Not-the-Horkey Barn Dance, 2001 What strange fellow ... ?
Ireland 2001 Give us a kiss
May Day 2001
Who are Little Egypt?
Our 2001 Fixture List
Our 2000 Fixture List
Little Egypt's May Day, 2000
Little Egypt's Trip to Dorset and Wiltshire
The 2000 Trip to Southwold: 15 July
Horkey 2000: 21 October Smile please
Boxing Day 2000
Christmas Dinner 2000
Extended highlights of the 1999 season
Little Egypt's Online Newsletter
Previous edition
More general details about the side, including some clues to ancient mysteries,
may be be found here

Looking back:

Earlier action

Our 1998 fixture list
Pictures of our 1998 May Day Dawn Dance
Our appearance at Bury St Edmunds Festival
A perfect summer evening at "The Cock" Brent Eleigh

From Our Morris Archives:

The Origins of the Side

The first appearance of The Haverhill Harlots
At Polstead with Lagabag
Midsummer Revelry - our Barn Dance
Pictures have been obliterated
through no fault of mine
Little Egypt Go Off The Rails
Horkey 1998
NOW INCLUDING PHOTOS OF THE WORLD FAMOUS horkey band
Our wonderful trip to Germany, 1996
The Trip to Ireland.
Hartest Crown with thanks to Bury Fair (the Harlots were there too)
Boxing Day 1998
Saying "Farewell" to Mark Mikurenda.

Other activities include Mumming

(you can also follow other page links to find all sorts of things!)
Early details of our mumming activities
Mumming in 1998
Our 1999 variations
Mumming 2000
And so to 2001Mum's the word
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2012
Early days

Page maintained by Stephen Clarke, steve@little-egypt.org.uk Copyright(c) . Created: 24/03/2004 Updated: 09/02/2011 12/04/2010 03/01/2006