DANCING TO MAKE THE SUN SHINE AND THE CROPS GROW

Every year as the 1st May approaches, Leicester Morrismen are busy preparing to be up at Old John in Bradgate Park, Charnwood, Leicestershire, to welcome in the sun !

 

Every year they make the pilgrimage to keep alive one of England’s oldest traditions, as they have done as a side for over half a century. Nobody knows how old the Morris is, since its origins are lost in history, but it has for centuries been linked with Mayday.

 

Subscribe to RSS - Charnwood Borough Council  - Arts Council  England  - A small film was made for the original People Making Places project in 2000 - these photographs were taken a few years later for an entry into the World Humanity Photo Awards in China.