Whitsun 2017

Whitsun 2017 Morris dancing schedule and information

Whitsun 2017 is over. We hope you had an opportunity to experience the day, but if not, we'll have some pictures up soon. This page will stay up as a record of the day so you can plan your visit next year.

Morris dancing has been part of Bampton's Whitsun (now Spring Bank Holiday) festivities for centuries. Here is the information you need to join us in this ancient tradition.  Dancing begins early with each side starting off at their home pub and carries on until late afternoon when there is a break for tea (and perhaps a bit more). Dancing resumes around 6:00 pm with the invited sides taking over the show at various locations. By tradition the invited sides do not appear on the streets of Bampton 'in kit' before 6:00 pm.

For our guest sides this year we are delighted to welcome Traditional Ilmington Morris Men and Bourne River Morris Men plus perhaps a surprise guest appearance.

Whitsun 2017 Programme
Spring Bank Holiday, Monday, 29 May

 9:00 am  Talbot Hotel
 9:30 am  Village Hall car park
 10:00 am  Lavender Place Flats
 10:30 am  The Morris Clown
 11:10 am  Market Square War Memorial
 11:30 am  Church gates
 12:00 pm  Lunch
 1:00 pm  Town Hall
 1:30 pm  The Romany Inn
 2:00 pm  Westbrook House
 2:30 pm  The Horseshoe
 3:00 pm  Wood House
 3:30 pm  The Deanery
4:15 pm  Gothurst
5:00 pm  Tea (with guest sides)
6:00 pm  Guest side dancing begins in Market Square
   Traditional Ilmington Morris Men
   Bourne River Morris Men
   All times are approximate.

TBMD would like to thank the English Country Music Weekend for their generous support of the Bampton Morris sides.

Click to download schedule (PDF)

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Google Map of TBMD dance locations

Click on the title to see a Google map of our dance locations..

If you want to catch all the Morris dancing in Bampton, visit the Royal British Legion stand in the Town Hall carpark where you can pick up a schedule and map of all three sides' dancing for the small donation of £1.

Camping Information

If you are coming for the festivities and planning to camp (tent or van) then you can find good facilities at the Bampton Recreation Ground and Pavilion on Buckland Road (just south of town). Click to download an information sheet.

Google Map here