Whitsun 2019

Whitsun 2019 Morris dancing schedule and information

Well, Whit Monday 2019 is now over, and a great day it was for us and our guests. We will leave this page up for the record until Whitsuntide approaches again and we update it for 2020. Pictures will be going up eventually, but if you can't wait take a look at the YouTube offering from our friends a Dengie Films that includes most of our afternoon stands.

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 Stanton Harcourt and Thames Valley Morris Men.

Whitsun 2019 Programme
Spring Bank Holiday, Monday, 27 May

 9:00 am  Talbot Hotel
 9:30 am  Village Hall car park
 10:00 am  The Lanes
 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  The Old George
 1:30 pm  The Romany Inn
 2:00 pm  Westbrook House
 2:30 pm  Cheyne Lane (by Patrick Strainge)
 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 at Church Gates
    Stanton Harcourt
    Thames Valley Morris Men
   All times are approximate.

Click to download schedule (PDF)

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