England’s Glory was formed in 1972 and are one of the longest established ladies Morris sides in the world.
Named after the historic brand of matches manufactured in Gloucester for about 100 years by the Moreland family, their repertoire is based on that of the ladies and girls’ side based in Ilmington, in Warwickshire in the 1920’s and 30’s, led by the legendary Sam Bennett. His side danced a version of the Ilmington tradition without galleys, to make the dances suitable for the long skirts of the period.
They also have added some Border and Puedam material to add variety to their repertoire of 29 or so dances.
They were the very first ladies side ever to appear at Sidmouth International Folk Festival, and also the first ladies side to appear on television (Pebble Mill at One).They have toured overseas too.