Knutsford Royal May Day

Manchester Morris have been dancing in the procession accompanying the May Queen at Knutsford since 1979. This continues a long tradition of Morris Men at Knutsford, started when the Godley Hill Royal Morris Dancers first danced in the procession in 1878.  

Photos from 2010 and 2011 are on our Flickr site. And this page shows the MM in the procession in other years.

Many thanks to the photographers who have given us permission to use their photographs.


'warming up' outside The Freemasons Arms,
after lunch at the pub and before the procession
 © Paul Middlehurst


on King Street (or, as known locally, Bottom Street)
 © Paul Middlehurst


on Toft Road, just after the start of the procession
 © Vicky Wragg


on King Street almost half way round
 © Warren Pilkington


on Tatton Street (just over half way round the 1.75 miles)
 © Piers Rutter


On the left is a short video of a figure from the Mossley dance, at Knutsford May Day 2009
Click the "Play" button to show the vvideo clip
  with acknowledgements to "marcus&sue" and Flickr


There is also a YouTube clip of the procession shows us on Bottom Street dancing another figure from the Mossley dance (starts at 1min 18sec)

Previous Years

© Vicky Wragg  









© Knutsford Guardian
(with thanks for their permission to use the photo on this web-site)



© Don Fulcher



© K Ashman


Video links

Knutsford May Day
StGeorges Day 2009
City Centre 2011
StGeorges Day 2012
StGeorges Day 2013

Cyprus 2015
Madeira 2008
Spain 2006
Germany 2005
Malta 2003