Abram Morris Dancers

"A 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 preservation."
The Memorials of Abram by John Leyland of the Grange, Hindley, published in 1882.