The Jewel in the Baldric

The Mendip Morris men, whose logo and dress is centred on the Alfred jewel will be visiting the museum on Saturday 14th February at 11am to dance for us and to visit the jewel.  Founded in 1956, the Mendip Morris Men adopted the Alfred Jewel as their badge due to its connections to Somerset and Alfred the Great.  The insignia is worn with pride as the centrepiece of their baldricks (the cross sashes worn by Morris dancers)  We are delighted they will be dancing at the museum at 11am.