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Thread #117529   Message #2534856
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
08-Jan-09 - 04:08 AM
Thread Name: Morris joins the Dodo?
Subject: RE: Morris joins the Dodo?
Sure enough Howard, respect is a much better word. Revival is an aspect of the living tradition of morris. Many sides collapsed and were revived through the 19C. Would Headington and Bampton have survived without Sharp? We will never Know. Are Jemmers a revival side? I cannot speak for them but I think their origins and revival are deep in that part of Cheshire. Prehaps some can tell us?

Gorton, currently "resting" have a history that goes back well into the 19C and I can see the point of the young men of Gorton reviving that tradition - it feels "old and strange". But I am not sure of the point of people in the South East creating Northwest sides or people anywhere reviving traditions where none existed.

In the end people will do what they like but will it be "old and strange"?

L in C