Description & History

Bury Fair Women’s Morris was founded in 1978. The side takes its name from the great and notorious fair which used to be held in Bury St Edmunds from 1272 until 1871, when it was abolished by an Act of Parliament amid complaints of excessive drunkenness and debauchery!

We are often asked: what is Morris Dancing, and where does it come from?
Perhaps it doesn’t matter where Morris Dancing has come from...
The question is rather, can it survive?  Without new members the dance will not be passed on to future generations.

We are always looking for new members, both dancers and musicians.

It’s fun, good exercise and very sociable.  There are several Morris Sides based in East Anglia, dancing different styles and traditions.  Most Sides hold an “Ale”, a Morris Dancing knees up, which is a chance to meet people from around the region (and taste their beer !)

Bury Fair meets on Wednesday evenings, as well as taking occasional weekend bookings at fetes, fairs & weddings.