Directions: Check out the Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival Guide each year to find out whether they will be performing during the course of the weekend.


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Address: The Wharf, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire HX6 2AG

This all-female Morris team formed in 2004 and dance in the Cotswold Morris tradition.Hebden Bridge Hill Millies are regular performers at the Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing which takes place on the first Saturday and Sunday of each September.

Directions: On the South side of Wharf Street (A58) at the entrance to the old wharf.


The Rochdale Canal and Calder & Hebble Navigation meet at Sowerby Bridge and the Wharf area is the heart of the town's great food and drink offer. Visit Tuel Lane Lock, Sowerby Bridge Market or the annual Rushbearing Festival in September.

Directions: Check out the Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival Guide each year to find out where they will be performing during the course of the weekend.

This relatively new (in 2012) team perform in the rapper sword tradition of the north-eastern England Morris style.The group are formed from girls aged 18 years or younger and provide excellent performances for a group both young and newly formed.

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The Jig crew were formed in 2007, making them a relatively young Morris group. The Jig Crew dance Cotswold morris in both traditional and original styles as well as clog dancing.At Triangle Cricket Club as part of 2012's Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival, I was particularly interested to watch two performers perform a traditional and original style of a dance, taking it in turns through the 'verses' of the music.

The Canal offers access to the river and some fantastic walks that surprise everyone with how quickly you can find yourself in peaceful woods or overlooking the valley on Norland Moor. With easy access on the Leeds Manchester rail link and just 10 minutes off junction 22 of the M62 it is extremely accessible and of course if you are on the canal a must stop.

Sowerby Bridge is a town that is fast developing to compare with the most attractive places to visit in the area and has many beautiful local walks in its favour. Nestled between the river Calder and the canal with the deepest canal lock in the country the lively town is a typical Yorkshire village.

For up to date information please visit the Sowerby Bridge town website

Directions: On the main Halifax / Burnley (A646) road in Friendly.

Mortimer’s Morris are a lively women’s Morris side based in Nottingham. Established in 1994, the side’s reason for formation was to perform dances from the North West tradition with vigour, enthusiasm and style. This aim holds true today and the side take great pride in their dancing and energy.I saw them perform at St Paul's Church and Triangle Cricket Club during Rushbearing in September 2012.


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