Publicity for the Here Be Dragons exhibition'Here Be Dragons - A History of Morris Dancing and Mumming in Leominster'

This was the first of our two temporary exhibitions for the 2015 season.  The material (photographs, objects, scrapbooks and other textual descriptions) was kindly lent by Leominster Morris and Jenny Pipes Morris, respectively Leominster's male and female Morris Dancing sides.  

The launch of the exhibition coincided with the start of the Museum's season on 4th April, and the exhibition continued until 30th June.  The Museum was thronged with visitors, including both morris sides in their colourful costumes, this was followed by exuberant celebrations outside in Etnam Street. Coffee & hot cross buns were served and over 50 people visited the Museum that morning. As in 2014, the Leominster Town Cadets helped host the event by serving cups of tea and coffee. 

 

Cllr Peter Jones, Mayor of Leominster, with Geoffrey Crofts

Mayor Peter Jones & Chair of Trustees Geoffrey Crofts declare the season open

Admiring the dragon costume

Admiring the dragon costume used in Mumming plays

Visitors at the launch of the 2015 season

Over sixty people visited on the launch morning

The celebrations outside in Etnam Street

Leominster Morris musicians

Leominster Morris musicians

 Leominster Morris

Leominster Morris

Jenny Pipes Morris in full leaping mode!

Jenny Pipes Morris

Jenny Pipes Morris

Jenny Pipes Morris

Everyone joins in

Everyone joins in

Culmination of the grand finale - all sticks in the air!

The triumphant finale