This is an audio recording of Francis Shergold singing “Three Acres and a Cow” in 1987
A custom developed with the Bampton Traditional Morris Men to do one dance indoors, where they’d just had tea, to the sound of their bells and feet only to get their legs going again after a rest. This short film was taken in 2009.
In 2000, Terry Rouse danced on Spring Bank Holiday Monday for the last time until lunchtime when Jasper Walsh took over for the afternoon. This film followers the dancers from 8.30am to lunchtime.
Made in 2001, the men dance on spring Bank Holiday Monday now, but it used to be Whit Monday until the government of the day decided the Bank Holiday would be the last Monday in May regardless of whether or not it was Whitsuntide.