Clean Cut or Beardy?
I'm no stranger to an event with some lively Morris Men bawdiness, however, it wasn't until last weekend's Wassail at a fruit farm in Worcestershire that I realised I actually had a preference for how 'earthy' I like them to be. The clean cut whites and neat tabards of troupes such as the Worcester Morris are not for me I fear. I'm not convinced of how commited they are to ribaldry, cat-a-wailing and pewter tankards. Give me the bearded variety with bawdy bells at the knee, fresh cow parsley in their hat and a face blackened with burnt cork.
What's your preference?
Worcester's Faithful City Morris with the county's black pears upon their neat tabards
A wandering folk minstrel who wandered into shot, complete with albatros feather in his weathered hat. Spot the tankard - that's more like it!