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Knickers in the Hedgerow

The late broadcaster John Peel described how people were leaving their underwear hanging in a hedgerow.  Our great friend Alan Stewart was quite taken with this and thought that “Knickers in the Hedgerow” would be a good name for a dance.

Alan died, at a Morris practice, so in his honour, our foreman Martyn devised a dance for eight dancers which is now firmly established in our repertoire.  

It was first danced in public in Whitby, on the anniversary of Alan’s death, by Crook Morris and two other sides that Alan danced with: Ryknild Rabble from Lichfield where Alan used to live, and Jet Set from Whitby where Alan was living at the time of his death.  Alan’s wife Susan also danced with us for that performance.

String of Pearls

In 2010, Crook Morris celebrated our 30th  Birthday.  (Pearl).  So Martyn devised a dance for twelve dancers called String of Pearls.     Video

Copyright for John Peel photograph acknowledged.