Hobos Morris is a female
border morris side, formed in 1993 and based in Poole, Dorset.
Our first season, in
1994, coincided with the 50th Anniversary of D-Day. Major-General Percy Hobart
of the 79th Armoured Division, produced and commanded the unusual tanks needed
for the Normandy beach landings - affectionately known as Hobos Funnies! Their
regimental colours were red, black and mustard, and their emblem the Raging
Bull. The name provided us with our colours, badges and a bit of history.
We usually paint
our faces as tigers - for no real reason other than we prefer it to the