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The slightly unconventional Millington Morris team was the idea of Tom, who thought that Millington should have its own home grown Morris team to dance at the village`s Yorkshire Days celebrations.  In the early years Millington Morris were known as the Haymen (or Heymen), because one of their first dances was the Hay dance, and the men called out Hey when they were dancing !  Wearing hankies on their heads and often  wellies on their feet, it soon became tradition to end their set with a beer dance "brandishing pint pots and dancing into the pub"

 

In the lead up to Yorkshire Day all the practices were in Tom`s garden, and according to Moe (Tom`s wife) "were about two hours long, an hour and a half of drinking and discussing and half an hour of dancing"

 

 

 

 

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yorkshire day 1997

1997 (date tbc)

 

yorkshire days next: 2000

Tom`s Millington Haymen Morris

1995 :

around  Millington

(left to right)

Claude Mole, Tom Smith,

Jim Baldwin, Derek Dennington,

George McManus & Peter Burridge

 

with Roger Dykes playing accordian, on the steps to

the Gate Inn

 

 

                                                The first appearance. 

    Millington Haymen Morris dancing outside the Gate Inn on Yorkshire Day 1995

 

 

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Contributions of photos and information:          

thank you to

 

Jerry Brandon (for many of the Haymen photos)

 

& Moe Smith