A Message from the Squire
Tim Beckett came to the Morris in 1977 as one of the founding members of the Canberra Morris Men. When asked why, he pleads the Streaker's Defence: it seemed like a good idea at the time!
Over the years he has danced variously with the Sydney Morris Men and Black Joak and currently dances with Surly Griffin in Canberra (although the fortnightly 300 km round trip to practice is a bit of a pain). Although Tim is rusted-on Cotswold, he has been known to dance the odd Border dance (oddly) and Rapper.
He is also keen to support the introduction of Yorkshire Long Sword and would like to see more focus on musicians - without whom . . . etc.