North Wood Team History

We were created from a local scout group over forty years ago in 1975. We are easily recognised by our white shirts and trousers, green waistcoats, and yellow and green baldricks. Our baldricks bear a badge that has the image of an acorn to celebrate the Great North Wood, that was a oak forest that grew around Croydon, south of Norwood.

We perform dances collected a hundred years ago by Cecil Sharp from the Cotswolds and others developed later. The different styles are named after the names of the villages and towns where the dances were collected and include, Bampton, Bledington and Fieldtown. We have dances from other remarkable sources like Addington Quarry and more recently from Brockley found during a refurbishment at a local pub called The Brockley Barge.