Meet Gorton Morris Men

GORTON MORRIS MEN

Rushbearing was very much a part of village life over a hundred years ago in the North West of England. Rushes would be cut every year and ceremonially strew ed on the floors of churches for the poorer parishioners of the congregation to sit on. The more afluent would sit at the front of the church in hired pews. GMM were formed in 1975 (ironically 200 years after the original side broke up) and were later to revive the rushbearing ceremony in the township of Gorton, Manchester where they rehearsed and danced.

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