Evidence of morris dancing in Thame can be found in church records going back to 1555. There was generally morris dancing at The Church May Ales held at Whitsuntide when even the vicar was known to have played the part of the Fool.

The festivities seem to have been chaired by The Lord of the May Ales and there were minstrels to provide the music. The morris dancers were dressed in green with some yellow and they wore the traditional bells on their costumes.

Lupton, tells in the early 19th century, talks only of touring sides visiting Thame. He says: “The last stationary one I recall was at Brill when the Baronial Hall, with all its paraphernalia, was carried out to the full extent.”

During the Middle Ages, Resurrection Plays were performed on the Tuesday of Easter Week, at Epiphany and at Corpus Christi. A temporary stage would be erected in the churchyard or in the nave itself.”

Today there are local sides at Long Crendon, Towersey and some enthusiasts in Thame who perform at summer fetes and other events. Towersey also hosts an internationally-famous folk festival once a year which sees many morris men and other folk dancers..