• Welcome to the Herring Gals' website.


    Hello and welcome to the website of Herring Gals. We are a women's Northwest Morris side from the port of Grimsby.


    Herring Gals is very much a family affair. Wives and daughters of Grimsby Morris Men, we were tired of watching them have all the fun so we made a team of our own. We have 3 sets of mothers and daughters and one set of sisters which makes practices interesting! We dance North West morris and use garlands, sticks, slings and handkerchiefs. We have been to many festivals and events in places such as Scarborough, Sowerby Bridge and Hull. This year we will also dance at York and Lincoln.


    Our dresses are identical except for the inserts in them which are tailored to our interests, from Alice in Wonderland to musical notes and dressmaking.


  • Lincoln BIG Morris 2018
    Saturday 1st Sep 2018


    Lincoln BIG dance out Saturday 1st September 2018


    What an excellent day we had at Lincoln BIG Morris! The sun was shining and we had a great day dancing and meeting up with friends old and new.

    Starting at the Lion and Snake pub, we had the pleasure of meeting Bare Bones from Loughborough, and also dancing with our usual partner team, Grimsby Morris Men.

    Moving on to Saint Paul’s yard, we were also joined by Rackaback and Poacher Morris – both border sides and great to watch.


    Following that, the dance spot at the Victoria Inn (in beautiful sunshine- and also a good spot for lunch) brought us together with the Way of the Wyrd – another border side, who supported our dances very well.

    After lunch, The Museum of Lincolnshire Life very kindly allowed us to dance inside their grounds – we had a great space to dance, joined this time by the Rhubarb Tarts (molly side) and Rattlejag….in their own style (plough morris).

    Our finale in Minster Yard was very well attended by the public, where we all had team photos and our show dance recorded by a kind volunteer, and introduced by the MC for the day the GMM’s Dave Laister.


    Altogether a splendid day, well organised by Di and Nick Booth and the team. Thank you for the invitation.