September 22nd 2021 will see Wesminster Morris commence practices in our new venue. It’s a short stagger from a nice Fullers pub and from Paddington station.
Here’s what Richard (our baggy bagman) has to say about it…
Our new practice venue will be in the church hall at St Johns Church, 18 Hyde Park Crescent, Tyburnia, London W2 2QD, starting on September 22nd, 8.00pm to 10.00pm. The hall is on the left-hand side of the church, at the back.
A Fuller’s pub is nearby, the Victoria on the corner of Sussex Place and Strathearn Place, I suggest that early arrivals could meet there.
There are several options for getting there:
Central line: Lancaster Gate and Marble Arch are the same distance from the church, but Lancaster Gate is closer to the Victoria, about 300m along Stanhope Terrace.
From Victoria it’s probably quickest to get the Circle/District line to Paddington. Take the exit signposted to Praed Street, turn right along Praed Street, and right along London Street. Ignore the Sussex Arms, it doesn’t have any cask beer. Continue along London Street/Sussex Place and see the Victoria straight ahead, or turn left along Gloucester Square to the church. It’s about 400m from Paddington station to the Victoria, 300m from there to the church.
If you’re coming along the Circle/Hammersmith & City line from King’s Cross, either walk from Edgware Road station (700m to the church) or change to the Circle/District line to Paddington. This is because the Hammersmith & City platform at Paddington is much further North and you have to walk miles around the building site to get to Praed Street (guess how I know that!).
From Victoria station to Napier Hall was about 950m, so most of us have less far to walk
WESTMINSTER MORRIS – NEW DANCERS WELCOME
If you are interested in learning to dance Cotswold Morris in the distinctive Westminster style, taking exercise, having fun and a drink or two afterwards, come along to the Taster Session on 3rd November and give it a try, or any Wednesday evening this Autumn.
We are a friendly, all-inclusive, mixed team with a passion for keeping a great English tradition alive and everyone is welcome. No previous experience is required.
When and where:-
St. John’s Church Hall, 18 Hyde Park Crescent W2 2QD
8:00 to 10:00 pm each Wednesday.
Nearest stations Paddington, Edgware Road and Lancaster Gate.
email our Bagman, Richard on firstname.lastname@example.org
Call our Squire, Roger on 07312111850
See our website westminstermorris.org or
Westminster Morris have been holding our Day of Dance celebration in May for over 60 years now, and then bloody Covid came along and buggered it all up. We spent 2020 and a good part of 2021 on zoom meetings, trying to dance to music which was even more behind the beat than usual. It was not fun. Finally, we’re allowed to venture out and this is what we’ll be up to.
All times quoted are BMT (British Morris Time = BST plus or minus an unspecified amount of time depending on unspecified things such as, pubs)
Here’s the list of where we’ll be from our lovely Squire, who is being even more vague than usual.
- 11:00 The Red Lion Crown Passage, SW1Y 6PP
- Crown Passage is a narrow alley off Pall Mall at the Western end, opposite Marlborough Road. The nearest tube is Green Park.
- 12:00 Waterloo Place – the top of the steps from the Duke of York Column overlooking St. James Park
- 12:45 A pub, whose name or street Roger can’t remember – either that or somewhere else for lunch.
- So, if you don’t see us in that pub, look somewhere else
- 13:45 St Martin’s in the field.
- There’s a nice terrace near to the posh entrance.
- 14:30 The Ship and Shovell
- 1-3 Craven passage Wc2N 5PH
- 15:30 Adelaide Street
- WC2N 4HZ – on the pedestrianised bit, near the Subway food substitute place.
- 16:00 Finishing at The Harp
- Anyone still able to stand will be here
- WC2N 4HS
- Either that or The Wellington (Next to the Lyceum)
Come on down – we’d love to see you…. if you can find us!