Find out about the Lichfield Morris – free talk on tonight!


Lichfield: it’s full of historical stories and hidden surprises. Why not explore them for free with Lichfield Discovered?

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has another talk on this evening with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.

Tonight at 7:30pm, (Monday 8th February 2016), they have a wonderful free talk at Curborough Community Centre, on the subject of the celebrated and longstanding Lichfield Morris.

Kate had this to say about the talk:

Hi Bob

Sorry for late notice but we have a talk on tonight  (Monday 8th February 2016) about the Lichfield Morris.

Lichfield has its own Morris tradition and set of dances, each named after an aspect of the city, with records dating back to 1780 in the form of an engraving. Many of you will recognise the group and the dances from the Bower procession, which the Lichfield Morris has been long associated with and we’re delighted to welcome Peter Cole to tell us more about this unique tradition.

Talk starts at 7.30pm at Curborough Community Centre. All welcome and no charge although voluntary donations always welcome.

Many thanks for this

These events are increasing in popularity, and I can see why; this is a collection of dedicated but offbeat local history enthusiasts who really know how to make their subject engaging and entertaining. And it’s absolutely free to attend. What’s not to love?

Please do attend, it’ll be great fun!

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1 Response to Find out about the Lichfield Morris – free talk on tonight!

  1. Pedro says:

    In the clearer picture the man on the left could again be Joshua Payton, the Superintendent of the rescue station at Hednesford. The building in background of this picture is very similar to one shown in the CCMHS publication, and is almost certainly at Hednesford.

    The Lichfield Mercury gives the collieries being trained in September 1913 and the names of the captains… East Cannock, Aldridge, Old Coppice, Littleton, Holly Bank, Cannock and Rugeley, Coppice, Bloxwich, Brereton, and Walsall Wood.

    In the case of Holly Bank the captain was a Mr Guest. “44 fully trained rescue men are already available, and when the ten brigades that are mentioned have, in a fortnights time, completed the course of 12 lessons, there will be 60 qualified men ready for any emergency that may arise in the local mines….The aim is to have 340 fully-trained men for the Cannock Chase coalfields.”

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