history
Masons Apron Northwest Clog Morris was formed in 1981, and is based in Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire

The original Masons Apron practised at The Masons Arms in Headinton which is where their name came from. Since then because a number of dancers joined from the Witney and Long Hanborough area it was decided to move to the present headquarters. We were first taught dances by The Hertfordshire Hollies some of which are still danced. Since then we have attended several workshops, collected dances from other generous sides and created two garland dances of our own. From our early days we have been fortunate to have wonderful musicians. Our first musician was John Graham from Headington Quarry. During this time Steve Griffiths joined the band and stayed with us until 2012. Many thanks to him for his sterling service. From time to time others have joined and moved on. Today the band consists of Caroline & Robin Stanley, Richard Ford,Mike Richardson, Mike Shrimpton, and Ken Hanks. New musicians are always welcome.

Over the years we have danced in several European countries including Germany as part of Oxford's twinning link with Bonn, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. Most years we arrange an "October Jolly" to either the UK or abroad. In 2010 we were on the Isle of Wight, 2011 in Cardiff, 2012 in Bournemouth and Poole. 2013 we descended on Swanage. In 2014 we returned to one of our favourite cities - Brugge. In 2015 we visited York and in 2016 we visited Torquay. In 2017 we plan a return vistit to the Isle of Wight. We also have several weekends away each year at various Folk Festivals.

During 2016 we also celebrated our 35 years as a Morris Side with an ale early in the year and a party at the end of the year when several of our original and past dancers attended. A great night for talking over old times!

This year we have a number of events planned as can be seen on our programme page.