Welcome to the Glory of the West website

Here you can find all sorts of information about Glory of the West and about what we do, including our Summer Programme and contact details.

We practise during the winter months at Bowhill Primary School, Buddle Lane, St Thomas, Exeter, Wednesday nights at 8.00 pm.

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We were so sad to hear of the death of Mike Boston of Great Western Morris last week. Mike was always a good friend to Glory of the West and was a great supporter of the side from the beginning. Mike was a larger than life character and we always enjoyed his antics and good humour at morris weekends and dance outs. He will be sorely missed and our hearts go out to his family and friends.Here's a rare picture of Mike wearing (almost) normal Great Western kit from 1978 and another from 2016 at our 40th anniversary Ruby Party.Miryam Boston Nina Boston ... See MoreSee Less
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Every year we usually have a bring and share Christmas meal, but we couldn't have one last year due to the pandemic. This year we were able to go ahead by holding the Christmas meal in a barn! It was a lovely festive afternoon, if a little draughty! ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy birthday to Christine, our sax player who has danced with Glory of the West for many years. We performed at her birthday party today at West Town Farm, Ide where Christine runs Organic Arts . The audience were fabulous and did some excellent joining in. We also enjoyed entertainment from Red Shed Ceilidh Band and Exeter Street Band , both of whom Christine plays for, so it was a busy party for Christine! 🎉AND a big well done to Alice, our newest recruit, who danced out in kit for the first time today and has only been practising with us for one month..... amazing 🎊 ... See MoreSee Less
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Ever wondered how morris sticks are made? Here's Dave stripping a length of locally sourced hazel, which will be then be seasoned before being put into action. ... See MoreSee Less
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We've really enjoyed getting back to a normal practice season. After a pandemic of pratising remotely on Zoom, socially distanced in a hall and outdoors on a basketball court with midges, it's been great to practice our dances properly again. Wednesday evenings, 8pm-10pm, Bowhill Primary School, Exeter.We are a women's Cotswold Morris side, welcoming dancers who identify as women or non-binary and musicians of any gender. ... See MoreSee Less
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