Named after the ship of the infamous Captain Pugwash, Black Pig Border
was formed in 1986 in Langley Mill/Eastwood on the Nottingham and Derby
border. Over the
years we have developed our own style of Border Morris performing both
traditional dances and some of our own invention.
We are a mixed group of both female and male dancers and musicians. We wear
tailcoats and top hats festooned with feathers, flowers, ribbons and bells.
We uphold the Border Morris tradition by blacking our faces as a disguise.
We practise on a Wednesday night at the Gate Inn in Awsworth and all are
If you want to know more about what and how we do things, then download this
PDF leaflet on
"The Prospects Before Us..."
and this one for
"Your First Dance-out..."
and this one on
"Why We Black Our Faces"
The Black Pig Border Morris are
Corporate members of the
Official Monster Raving Loony Party