Abram Morris Dancers
plot of land in Park Lane, 20 yards long by 16 wide, is fenced round and
known as the Morris Dancers' ground. The enclosure was originally taken
from the waste, and the generally received opinion in the neighbourhood is
that if Morris Dancing be not celebrated once in twenty years, the right
to the land lapses. To this belief the custom probably owes its
The Memorials of Abram by John Leyland of the Grange, Hindley, published in 1882.