This is the home page of the Ladies' Mockbeggar Morris Dance Side from the Wirral Peninsula (near Liverpool, Merseyside).

We dance traditional North West (clog) Morris at pubs, social events and festivals, and practise regularly on a Thursday evenings at the Church Hall of the Good Shepherd, Pye Road, Heswall



What is Mockbeggar Morris?

Mockbeggar Morris is not a type of car designed by Morris Motors.... but the name of a group of women from the Wirral Peninsula who dance a form of traditional English dancing called North West Morris.

The name Mockbeggar was chosen for two reasons. Firstly it gives a connection with the Wirral, and secondly it sounds good with Morris! The word 'Mockbeggar' comes from 'Mockbeggar Wharf'. This is an area of sand at the top of the Wirral Peninsula between Meols and New Brighton

How did it all start?

The club was founded in the Summer of 1991 by a group of women on the Wirral  interested in  dancing in the North West Clog Morris  style  and so complementing the Mersey Morris Men (men only) side - who focussed on the Cotswold style of Morris dancing.  

.The first meeting was held at Thornton Hough on 26th September 1991. In 1992  we moved the practice venue to Willaston Parochial Hall  for more room and in 2009  moved again to the Church Hall of the Good Shepherd, Heswall, Merseyside .  We can still be found there on most Thursday evenings during the winter  practising our steps, and at various local pubs during the summer (see the Diary Dates page).

Who can join?

The club is open to anyone, male or female.. Only the women (aged over 14) dance, but men are still invited to join in the music-making. For men who want to dance, check out the Mersey Morris Men'swebsite, or contact to get more info on local dance sides. Mockbeggar Morris also have an open Facebook site you can check out. 

Where do you practice?

The Mockbeggar ladies practise their dances every Thursday evening (8:00pm) during the Winter at the Church Hall of the Good Shepherd, Heswall, (enter by the rear door on Pye Road). If you would like to join the group and live in the local area, pop along to one of the practice sessions. Alternatively come to one of our outside performances during the Summer and have a chat to us. These are advertised on the diary dates  page.







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