Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Which one’s Morris?
  • Why is it called “morris dancing”?
  • How old is it?
  • Are you going to drink all those?
  • Why do you do it?
  • I bet that keeps you fit, doesn’t it?
  • Come on, gents, don’t you have no ‘omes to go to?

We don’t know the real answers to all these questions, though we do have some ideas.
See Seldom Answered Questions.

Now here’s a question we frequently ask!
Anyone know the significance of the registration plate (SYD 938) on the Morris Minor car in this painting?
SYD 938
The painting’s called “Morris Dancing” and is by James Grainger*.

When questioned about the number plate, the artist is enigmatic:
“The Morris Minor Society held a competition back in 1986 to try
and locate the actual car. Naturally it would spoil all the fun
to reveal the true significance!”

(* James M Grainger – “Paintings of an essentially British and slightly eccentric nature” – is a British artist, who specialises in oil paintings of Vicars and Morris Dancers in curious and surreal situations, some of them involving rhubarb.)

Dancing in St Albans UK and farther afield since 1930