Traces of the Morris Dancers, Princess of Wales, Lea River, Clapton London
I came across a group of Morris Dancers on the old Lammas Lands of Leyton Marshes, which were once an area of common land used to graze horses and cattle from 1 August to 25 March. The coming of the railways and residential development would reduce this ancient open space but local groups, including these Morris Dancers, continue to fight for access to common land. I left the group as they crossed the railway tracks at Leyton. Walking back to the Lea river I found their branches lying along the wall of the Princess of Wales..