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Green Oak Morris

One of many revival sides of the 1970s and a Ring side since about 1978. They are based in South Yorkshire and also perform Mummers and Longsword which is a more praiseworthy tradition for the area.

Green Oak Morris began as High Melton Morris - a bunch of trainee teachers at High Melton College just outside Doncaster started dancing in the mid-1970s. When they left and dispersed to the 4 corners of the country, a few stayed in the area and formed Green Oak. The squire was Paul Davenport who went on to 'reconstruct' the Kirtlington tradition and had Green Oak practising it on many occasions. Confusingly, a few who stayed but didn't join Green Oak maintained the High Melton side as an ad-hoc and scratch side which recalled members who were not too far away for special events. High Melton was not known to dance again after the Jubilee in 1977.

Green Oak met for some time in the Bentley Reform Club where they ruined the sprung dance floor before moving to the Red Lion at Tickhill and then the Market Place (Mason's Arms). The side also spawned Danum Morris which quickly became Cheswold Morris, sadly no longer dancing.

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