In 1991, Stuart Foster, Vicar of St John the Evangelist Church in Hook, held an auction of promises to raise money for the church at that year’s fete. He could never have imagined that 30 years later the Team, inspired by those plucky few who learnt just one dance for the fete, would be celebrating such a milestone anniversary.
Hook Eagle Morris Men have successfully raised funds for local organisations and charities and are significant and popular member of the wider Morris world, dancing alongside teams from across England and beyond.
Performing at pubs and clubs, public and private events, and local and international festivals, the Eagles have flown far and wide in the past 30 years. We have performed for audiences ranging from “one man and his dog” at local pubs to 18,000 people at major festivals.
Like “Trigger’s broom”, Hook Eagle Morris continues to change and evolve, gaining and losing members, trying out new dances and reviving old tunes, having fun, drinking beer and entertaining audiences wherever we go.
New members are always welcome, no experience is necessary. Please talk to us about being part of the team.
What’s in the name?
Hook – for where we come from
Eagle – for the symbol of St. John the Evangelist
Morris Men – as that’s what we are (including the ladies!)