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Morris men on Boxing Day 2007

To commemorate the famous meeting between William Kimber and Cecil Sharp on 26 December 1899, the Headington Quarry morris men perform the mummers’ play St George and the Dragon every Boxing Day morning at the four pubs of Headington Quarry: the Crown & Thistle, the Six Bells, the Chequers, and the Masons Arms.

Crowds at the Six Bells
Crowds at the Six Bells

St George injured at the Six Bells
St George felled by the Turkish Knight at the Six Bells

Crowds at the Chequers
Morris dancing at the Chequers

St George fights the Turkish knight at the Chequers
St George fights the Turkish Knight again at the Chequers

Crowds at the Masons Arms
Crowds at the Masons Arms

© Stephanie Jenkins

 

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