Woadworks Morris was formed in 1989 to perform dances based on the dancing traditions of the Welsh borders, perhaps one of the oldest Morris traditions, the earliest records of which go back at least 800 years. The dancers traditionally wore “tatters” and blacked their faces, and usually danced when out of work in order to raise an income to live on.
Woadworks were based at the Village Hall in Cosgrove until 2012. They met on Monday nights at 9pm and produced masses of energy even at that hour. They performed regularly at Cosgrove events, such as the Waterways Service, and money by collecting, in the old “begging” tradition, to support local needs and charities.
They now practise at the Blisworth Baptist Church and continue their dancing and fundraising.