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Bedford MM - Winter Programme
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The 2017/2018 "Winter Programme" is now available, and the venues are listed below, together with illustrations of previous winter activities. 


We start our Summer programme on 1st May 2018 at 6.30am at Ickwell Maypole. 

Meanwhile, we now need fit [ish], young[ish], enthusiastic Men to come and give it a go.  Click the link for Details of our Practice Venue.

Bedford Morris Men anticipate performing at the following events in late 2017 / early 2018.  Please check the NEW WEBSITE for any last minute changes. 
Border Tour and Carols - North Bedfordshire Villages Wed.  20th Dec 2017 7.45pm to 10.00pm approx.
     The Bell, Odell Wed 20th Dec 7.45pm
     The Oakley Arms, Harrold Wed 20th Dec 8.30pm
     The Cock, Pavenham Wed 20th Dec 9.15pm
     The Royal George, Stevington Wed 20th Dec 10.00pm
Boxing Day Events 2017 Tues 26th Dec 2017 10.45am to 12.30pm approx.
     Bedford Embankment - Dancing Tues 26th Dec 10.45am
     Bedford Swan Hotel - Dancing Tues 26th Dec 11.30am
     Bedford Swan Hotel - Boar’s Head Ceremony Tues  26th Dec 12 Noon
The Wassail  Sat 6th Jan 2018 6.30pm - 9.30pm
     Dunton, Bedfordshire  Sat 6th Jan 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Plough Monday - Mummers Play [and dancing] Plough Monday 2018 7.30pm to 10.30pm approx.
     The Three Cups, Newnham Street, Bedford Mon 8th Jan 2018 7.45pm
     The Castle, Newnham Street, Bedford Mon 8th Jan 2018 8.30pm
     The Ship, St Cuthbert's Street, Bedford Mon 8th Jan 2018 9.15pm
     The Cricketers Arms, Goldington Road, Bedford Mon 8th Jan 2018 10.00pm
Border Morris at Bedford Boxing Day
Bedford Morris Men dance on Bedford Embankment
Boxing Day   Boxing Day - procession
Boxing Day - outside the Swan Hotel.
Bedford Morris Men - the Cake Bearer - John Frearson.  
[photo courtesy Nigel Pennick]
  Boxing Day - outside the Swan Hotel.
The Boar's Head Ceremony.
[photo courtesy Nigel Pennick]
Plough Monday play   Plough Monday
Bedford Morris Men - Plough Monday
The Branston Plough Play - King George and the Recruiting Sergeant fight their duel.
  Bedford Morris Men - Plough Monday
The Branston Plough Play - the final chorus

Further details can be obtained from:-