Tæppa’s Tump is a Ladies North West Morris side which was formed in 1981. It’s a women’s Morris side based in Maidenhead, Berkshire. The dancers wear clogs, burgundy skirts, white blouses, green aprons and decorated straw hats. The band (of men and women) wear burgundy shirts, white trousers and decorated top hats.
The name is taken from one of the area’s outstanding archaeological sites, the burial mound of “Tæppa” a Saxon chieftain who gave his name to Taplow, which is now a very pleasant village on the outskirts of Maidenhead. The burial mound was opened at the end of the last century and yielded a collection of Saxon grave goods, which are now in the British Museum and are second only to the Sutton Hoo Burial Hoard.
They dance in the North West style which originated from Cheshire and Lancashire.