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Oxford University Morris Men
26th July, 2019
The Ancient Men
Join Oxford University Morris Men as they perform traditional Morris dances from the villages of the Cotswolds at the Amphitheatre.
In 1929 a small group of Cotswold Morris dancers from Oxford University, led by Henry Trefusis of Trefusis, Flushing, made Cornwall the scene of their first ever dance tour outside Oxfordshire. This group became the Oxford University Morris Men who on tour are known as The Ancient Men.
The Ancient Men have been touring every summer since 1952 and returned to Cornwall in 1970 and 1979. On this 90th anniversary year of the first tour The Ancient Men are returning to some of the venues of 1929 and 1979.
Performance included in cost of garden entry ticket.