MENDIP MORRIS MEN OVERSEAS


We believe the Mendip Morris Men to be one of the UK’s most travelled sides. We’ve been taking the Morris abroad almost every year for nearly 25 years.



Clevedon, one of the towns in our area, has strong twinning associations in France, Germany and Belgium and our first visit was to the German twin town of Ettlingen near Karlsrühe in the south of the country. Since then we have also visited the Czech Republic five times with side trips to Poland and Slovakia. We also believe we're the first morris side to have danced in the European Parliament building in Brussels.

 


 

Strangely enough, most of our trips seem to be conveniently alcohol-related, including Lenten carnivals with the 'wine witches' in Germany's Mosel region, visits to Epernay, France’s champagne capital, and regular trips to Middelkerke in Belgium where we dance at the annual beer festival on the prom!


We have established lasting associations with overseas folklore clubs – the Ettlinger Rebhexen in Germany and the Odra Dance Group in Ostrava, Czech Republic.