The Centenary


JULY 1ST 2001

Abram Morris Dancers always dance on the last Saturday in June, but in 2001 just like the traditional teams we danced over two days. The last "traditional" performance took place on July 1st 1901 and exactly one hundred years later, on Sunday July 1st 2001 the Abram Morris Dance was performed on the Morris Dancers Ground in Park Lane

On the Morris Dancers' Ground
July 1st, 2001

The Saturday performances followed the usual pattern finishing with a meal in the evening at the Dover Lock Inn when all the participants were presented with a commemorative teapot.

On Sunday July 1st, after dancing on the Morris Dancers Ground, performances were given in various locations in the village before a wreath was laid on the grave of Adam Ingram, in Abram Churchyard. This short ceremony was attended by two of his surviving nieces.

Watching the wreath-laying

After the ceremony

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